News: The Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association (Wieta), which lists some of the country's top producers, appears to have recanted on its promise to investigate allegations of assault on a farm worker by one of its members. A board member says the organisation has double standards - quick to help its farm owning members, while sweeping aside complaints of abuse from workers.
News: The owner of Eilandia farm will stand trial on charges of assaulting and strangling an employee in the Robertson Magistrates Court on Friday. Whatever the outcome of the case, a local farm workers’ union has heralded the police investigation and court appearance as a victory.
News: It is only 10am on a Wednesday morning and A.C.J. Phakade primary school students in Nomzamo township (near Strand in Cape Town) are already walking home or waiting for shuttles to fetch them.
News: A few months ago no one could have predicted that a small-time DJ from Khayelitsha would produce what would be one of the hits of 2014: ‘Koze Kuse’.
Featured Story: Hundreds of learners are using a tent in Mfuleni’s Bardale neighbourhood as a school after parents say they were turned away from primary and high schools in the area which are full.
News: Manenberg residents believe night marches by community members and increased police visibility helped to restore peace to the area this week.
Brief: Zola Square in Site C, Khayelitsha, was the site of yet another shack fire yesterday.
News: Bayhill United Legacy Grounds in Rocklands was abuzz at the weekend as teams from across Cape Town competed in the play-offs of the 2015 U19 Metropolitan Premier Cup, also known as the Bayhill Cup.
News: Hundreds of unemployed Kimberley residents have turned to digging deserted mine dumps to earn a living.
News: Draft regulations for drone usage in South Africa do not have safeguards against the use of the devices by the state as weapons or to invade people’s privacy, activists have warned. But the sub-committee in charge of compiling the regulations has said Constitutional rights will not be violated.