Equal Education’s Yoliswa Dwane. Photo by Kate Stegeman.City rally against inequality in schools

News: On Friday 31 October around 2,000 Equal Education members and supporters are expected to gather on the Grand Parade for a rally against inequality in the schooling system.

30 Oct 2014
Mary-Anne Gontsana
Bronze medallist Anita Zenani with Velokhaya BMXing captain Wanga Moshani (left) and team coach Thembinkosi Sosiba in Durban. Photo supplied.Khayelitsha BMX riders bring back a medal

News: Anita Zenani, the only girl in the four-member BMX team from Velokhaya Cycling Club from Khayelitsha, brought back a bronze medal from the African and South African championships held last weekend.

30 Oct 2014
Siyabonga Kalipa
very morning students have to hitchhike across Ou Kaapse Weg to get to a school far away. Yet there are better resourced schools a few kilometres from where they live. Photo by Masixole Feni.Long Trek to Education for City Students

Featured Story: Everyday, high school students from the townships of Westlake and Capricorn trek 15 kilometres to Masiphumelele High school.

30 Oct 2014
Thembela Ntongana (photos by Masixole Feni)
The annual increase in the minimum wage for domestic workers is due in December. Photo by Masixole Feni.Union calls for R2,500 minimum wage for domestic workers

News: Domestic workers are calling for the minimum wage to be set at R2,500 a month when the Department of Labour announces the annual minimum wage increase in a few week’s time.

30 Oct 2014
Thembela Ntongana and Zintle Swana
Kathryn Stinson is an epidemiologist who volunteered with MSF in Sierra Leone.Ebola: what we need to do

Opinion: On her return from Sierra Leone, epidemiologist Kathryn Stinson explains what must be done to manage the Ebola epidemic.

29 Oct 2014
Kathryn Stinson
The world of dance has raised money to help city dancer Christopher Kindo who is fighting cancer. Photo supplied by Christopher Kindo.Dancers rally to support Christopher Kindo

News: South Africa’s dance community has come together to support prize-winning Cape Town choreographer and dancer Christopher Kindo who is battling cancer.

29 Oct 2014
Lea Bork
Posters designed to increase awareness of child pedestrians were put up in four high-risk areas in the city. Photo by Masixole Feni.Keeping children safe in traffic

News: Posters have been put up in four high-risk areas of the city reminding motorists to be aware of child pedestrians in traffic.

29 Oct 2014
Thembela Ntongana
The view from 3B Cambridge Road from where five families, some of whom have lived there for decades, are to be evicted. Photo by Daneel Knoetze.After decades in Walmer Estate, residents face eviction

News: Sixteen shack-dwellers, including four children, will be left homeless when the sheriff enforces an eviction order in Walmer Estate this week.

29 Oct 2014
Daneel Knoetze
Source: Wikipedia.etv: emails show who really runs the show

Analysis: A credibility crisis in South Africa’s independent media is unfolding this week, writes Patrick Bond.

28 Oct 2014
Patrick Bond
Photo of Barbara Hogan from SA History Online.Why I have resigned from the board of HCI

Opinion: On 26 October, former Minister of Public Enterprises Barbara Hogan resigned from the board of Hosken Consolidated Investments, which owns etv. Here is her resignation letter.

28 Oct 2014
Barbara Hogan
Twelve Khayelitsha women earn a living slaughtering and plucking chickens. Photo by Masixole Feni.Putting bread - and chicken - on the table

News: Nosisa Bhomela is one of 12 Khayelitsha women who slaughter, pluck and clean chickens in exchange for chicken heads and feet to sell and take home for their meals.

28 Oct 2014
Johnnie Isaac
From left to right, Bambanani safety marshals at Mfuleni High: Nokhanyo Mote, Siphiwe Mfube and Jacobs Swartz. Photo by Masixole Feni.Battle over stipends in public works programme

News: Bambanani is an organisation that provides community safety. It operates as a public works programme under the auspices of the Department of Community and Safety. But some of their employees --or volunteers, depending on your perspective-- are frustrated with the stipends they receive.

27 Oct 2014
Thembela Ntongana
Bukelwa Qebeyi stirs a cauldron full of her popular beer. Photo by Masixole Feni.Mfuleni’s homemade beer brewer

News: Bukelwa Qebeyi moved to Mfuleni from the Eastern Cape in 1994 hoping to find a job, but like many others she never found one. So she decided to make a living from what she knew best—brewing traditional African beer.

27 Oct 2014
Joyce Xi
Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Musa Nene. Photo from Treasury website.Government Adjusts the Budget: Why it Matters for Service Delivery

Analysis: The Adjustment Budget got very little coverage last week, but it is vital to understand it, explain Carlene van der Westhuizen and Thokozile Madonko.

27 Oct 2014
Carlene van der Westhuizen and Thokozile Madonko
Terry Bell.Who is to blame for the PO rot

Opinion: The strike bound South African Post Office (Sapo) has been badly damaged. And not by greedy workers and belligerent unions, but by mismanagement, corruption and a total lack of planning and foresight. The strike in its eleventh week is not a cause, but a symptom of the malaise.

27 Oct 2014
Terry Bell
Portaloo cleaners and supporters from Siqalo informal settlement blocked Vanguard Drive on Friday morning in protest over not receiving inoculations against diseases. Photo by Daneel Knoetze.Siqalo portaloo cleaners protest

News: Protesting portaloo cleaners from Siqalo informal settlement blocked Vanguard Drive during rush hour traffic on Friday morning. They claim that their health is being compromised by inadequate protective equipment and the failure of their employer to provide them with inoculation against disease - a requirement of their contracts.

24 Oct 2014
Daneel Knoetze