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Somali spaza shop owners take up arms

In just five years 700 Somalis have been killed in South Africa, with few if any legal repercussions

Symphony Way – the road that bridges fury and hope

Tired of being treated like "dogs", residents of the Cape township of Philippi have taken their anger out on one another.

Pupils Speak Out: ‘They called us the ‘K’ word and told us to go back to the township’

Philippi High School pupils give their account of events on March 6, when police with stun grenades repelled them from the WC education department.

What the law has to say about evictions

The recent spate of evictions in the Western Cape must make the right to housing ring hollow for those left homeless, writes Sandra Liebenberg.

Law enforcement bounces around blame for Philippi evictions

The SAPS and City of Cape Town law enforcers have accused each other of carrying out the demolition of shacks in Philippi East. GroundUp reports.

Cops beat, humiliate evicted shack dwellers

Shack dwellers in Philippi East's "Marikana" settlement were evicted on Monday by the City of Cape Town's Anti-Land Invasion Unit. GroundUp reports.

Dumping damns Philippi wetland

Construction companies have damaged an ecosystem and wrought havoc in a farming community in Cape Town and winter rains have exacerbated the problem.

Fight for Philippi: Cape farmland could lose ground to housing

A stretch of farmland that could prove vital to Cape Town's food security is threatened by development, illegal dumping and informal settlements.

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