Latest articles on Mitchells Plain

Wet worries for Cape Town’s poorest a perennial issue

A fortnight after an early winter downpour, a recently established informal settlement comes to terms with the Cape’s hydromorphology of seasonal floodplains.

Food aid roll out sees drop in looting

Residents and police say criminals are behind attacks on Cape stores and delivery trucks

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Passion for classics runs deep

'Some day if I’m a millionaire I’ll still be driving a Datsun'

Military intervention is not a crime-fighting solution

Moving towards militarised policing in South Africa could prove to be a deadly mistake

‘Accidental’ author climbs bestseller list

​Yusuf Daniels, a former auctioneer, describes himself as someone who became an author by mistake

DA accuses ANC of instigating Western Cape land protests

Communities in Parkwood, Vrygrond, Ocean View and Mitchell’s Plein have occupied vacant land in protest against the lack of housing in the province

City of Cape Town pushes for “zero tolerance” on land protests

A priority committee is set to be established within the SAPS to deal with land protests after city officials requested more action

Three killed in Cape gang shooting

Two teenagers are among those killed in a shooting over the weekend during gang violence in Mitchells Plain.

For the common good: Old struggles in a new style

Analysts are divided over whether social protest will fare better with help from the middle class.

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