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Mluleki Gantso is glad the blocked sewage drain of his home has finally been fixed. Photo by Johnnie Isaac.Khayelitsha’s stinkiest home finally gets cleaned up

A house in Khayelitsha stank so badly, even the neighbours complained about it. Thankfully, the City of Cape Town has unblocked the sewage drain of Mluleki Gantso’s house.

Jul 22, 2014
Johnnie Isaac
Sheena Jonker of Access to Justice before her presentation to the inquiry. Photo by Barbara Maregele.Premier called “racist girl” as tensions flare at Lwandle inquiry

Tensions flared during the second half of the Lwandle inquiry yesterday after Ses’khona leader Loyiso Nkohla referred to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille as a “racist girl”. The remark prompted an infuriated DA staffer, Jamie Turkington, to interject during Nkohla’s presentation.

Jul 22, 2014
Barbara Maregele
Nomzamo ward councilor Mbuyiselo Matha presenting to the Inquiry yesterday. Photo by Barbara Maregele.Ward councilor sheds light on the history of evicted Nomazo residents

A Nomzamo ward councillor told the ministerial inquiry into the Lwandle evictions how he cautioned a group of backyarders, who were tired of “unfulfilled promises” by the City of Cape Town, against settling on land owned by the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL).

Jul 22, 2014
Barbara Maregele
On Friday, shacks in Masiphumelele  were still flooded from the previous day’s rain. Photo by Zintle Swana.Shacks in Masiphumelele wetland area drenched

The Masiphumele informal settlement in Fish Hoek was flooded on Thursday by heavy rains.

Jul 21, 2014
Zintle Swana
Premier Helen Zille addresses the SJC's social audit meeting on Saturday in Khayelitsha. Photo by Barbara Maregele.City in the hot seat over toilet audit

Over a quarter of the flush toilets inspected during the Social Justice Coalition’s (SJC) social audit did not work.

Jul 21, 2014
Barbara Maregele
The second SJC social audit is examining flush toilets. Photo by Masixole Feni.Flush toilet audit begins in Khayelitsha

This week the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) began a second social audit of janitorial services in Khayelitsha. This time the organisation is looking at flush toilets.

Jul 18, 2014
Thembela Ntongana and Zintle Swana
Coach Thembani Gqeku putting his boxers through their paces while others look on waiting their turn. Photo by Siyabonga Kalipa.Khayelitsha youths punching above their weight

In a sandy part of Khayelitsha called Enkanini, it is a big surprise to find between the shacks one with blue paint on its outside declaring: African Youth Boxing Club.

Jul 18, 2014
Siyabonga Kalipa
Refugees lose security jobs

Over 100 refugees and asylum seekers have lost their jobs in Cape Town’s security industry, following enforcement of a 2002 regulation.

Jul 18, 2014
Tariro Washinyira
Row of portable toilets. Photo by Masixole Feni.De Lille lashes out at HRC and SJC over sanitation report

Today, Mayor Patricia De Lille responded in a special edition of Cape Town This Week to the Human Rights Commission (HRC) report on sanitation provision in Khayelitsha that was published yesterday.

Jul 17, 2014
Michelle Korte
The #ExposeRapeCulture campaign invites people to submit photos and statements.The week in political activism

This week we explore local protests against Israel’s bombing of the Gaza strip, a human rights awareness clinic, and a month-long campaign to expose rape culture.

Jul 17, 2014
Michelle Korte

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