Articles by Liezl Human

Are informal settlement residents really to blame for Cape Town’s polluted vleis?

An inadequate sewerage system and a lack of access to sanitation are the root causes according to experts


23 November 2021

Tax the rich, demand budget protesters

Unions and organisations call for a basic income grant

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11 November 2021

New data shows how badly polluted Cape Town’s vleis are

Unacceptable levels of E. coli persist in Zeekoevlei, Zandvlei, Rietvlei, and Milnerton lagoon


8 November 2021

Local manufacture of army’s new uniforms will create jobs

SANDF says uniforms will be 100% made in SA


3 November 2021

Showdown over proposed family grant

Civil society says it won't work, but government document claims it is the best option


29 October 2021

Fishers march against lobster quota

Minister Barbara Creecy agrees to some of their demands


28 October 2021

Government funding delay causes vital insect research unit to close

“Our organisation was subsidising a lot of work in the hope that the tender would come through, and it just hasn’t”


22 October 2021

Court dismisses bid to have judge removed in Cape Town eviction case

Human Rights Commission wants Anti-Land Invasion Unit declared unlawful


12 October 2021

Zandvlei opens for boating after sewage scare

But Rietvlei and Zeekoevlei are still closed


5 October 2021

Rietvlei pollution unlikely to improve soon, fears Milnerton Aquatic Club

“We’re not seeing any action” by City of Cape Town says club commodore


30 September 2021

Cape Town passes Unlawful Occupations by-law, despite protest

Activists warn that it criminalises people who need houses


29 September 2021

Fishing communities fear their livelihoods are threatened by Karpowership plan

Gas energy generation licences approved despite environmental concerns


23 September 2021

Social grant offices have been closed over the past year, leaving recipients to foot the bill

Grant beneficiaries have to wait for hours in long queues, and spend more of their grants on travelling


13 September 2021

Water tests show dangerous levels of bacteria in Zandvlei, Zeekoevlei, and Rietvlei

Months after vleis closed, City makes results public


6 September 2021

Hanover Park residents fed up waiting for title deeds

Newfields Village families frustrated with Cape Town Community Housing Company’s “wheels turning slowly”


3 September 2021