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Aftermath of the evictions from Denel owned land. Picture by Masixole Feni.EFF and Denel battle over land

While land occupiers lose their materials and possessions after being evicted, state defence manufacturer Denel accuses the EFF of manipulating the poor when instigating occupations of land it owns.

Apr 17, 2015
Nombulelo Damba
Ingxokolo iye yagqabhuka ngekhompleksi entsha yaseLanga Junction. Ifoto nguPharie Sefali.Abahlali babanga ingcaciso ngekhompleksi yaseLanga Junction yama-R60 eemiliyoni

Abalawuli bekhompleksi yaseLanga Junction yama-R60 eemiliyoni bathembisa ukuba baza kuvelisa ulwazi kubahlali abalugcwabevu abakhalazele ukungabikho selubala kwesakhiwo ngengqeshiso yomhlaba ongama- 5,000 eemitha ezisisikwere.

Apr 17, 2015
Pharie Sefali
Mangistu Alamrl standing in front of one of his containers. His shop was looted and goods taken. Picture by Ntombi Mbomvu.Living in constant fear of attack in Pietermaritzburg

Foreign nationals in the townships of Greater Edendale in Pietermaritzburg have closed their shops as xenophobic attacks spread. Shops were looted during the day and again at night on Wednesday.

Apr 17, 2015
Ntombi Mbomvu
UMhlangabezi Jobela umi kwibloko yezindlu zangasese zehostel apho ahlala khona eKayamandi. Ifoto nguBarbara Maragele.Awakho amanzi aphuma kwiitephu nezindlu zangasese kubahlali basehostel yaseKayamandi

Ibhakethi leplastikhi elikhulu elingwevu limi kufutshane nomnye weminyango emininzi kwihostel engahoywanga yaseKayamandi kufutshane naseStellenbosch apho uMhlangabezi Jobela ahleli khona nbosch apho uMhlangabezi Jobela ahleli khona ngaphezulu kweminyaka engama-20.

Apr 17, 2015
Barbara Maregele
Mzansi restaurant in Langa. Photo by Barbara Maragele.Langa restaurant on show at Africa's biggest tourism event

Six years ago, 51-year-old Nomonde Siyaka transformed her family's home in Langa into a two-storey traditional African food restaurant.

Apr 16, 2015
Barbara Maregele
Somali Association of South Africa spokesperson Abdikadir Mohamed (left) and his colleague. Photo by Tariro Washinyira.Cape Town foreigners uneasy after Durban attacks

Authorities in Cape Town will “not just stand by” and watch if xenophobia spreads to the city again, says J P Smith, mayoral committee member for safety and security. But foreigners living in the city are nervous.

Apr 16, 2015
Tariro Washinyira
A large crowd of people watched the statue of Cecil John Rhodes being removed earlier this month. Photo by Christine Ayela.UCT and transformation part two: the students

Is the University of Cape Town (UCT) transforming? In this, the second article in our series, we look at how the student body is changing.

Apr 16, 2015
GroundUp Staff
Nomazotsho Ngova holds bits of her security gate. She says police broke into her Manenberg house looking for drugs and guns. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.Manenberg gogo complains of police violence

A 70-year old Tambo Village resident says men wearing police uniforms and balaclavas twice forced their way into her house looking for guns and drugs.

Apr 15, 2015
Nombulelo Damba
Ras Juda Ngqoshela plans to add two more storeys to his Mbekweni house. Picture: Michael Nkalane Mbekweni Rasta's five storey wooden house

A Rastafarian in Mbekweni has spent 20 years building himself a five storey wooden house - and he plans to add two more storeys.

Apr 15, 2015
Michael Nkalane
More than R1,000 was deducted monthly from Odwa Vryman's salary for furniture he never bought. Photo by Mary-Anne Gontsana.Defrauded Nyanga man refunded after GroundUp reports his story

After having half his salary deducted every month for over a year to pay for furniture which he did not buy, a Nyanga man has now been refunded.

Apr 15, 2015
Mary-Anne Gontsana

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