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Police confront protesters from Lower Crossroads earlier today. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.Residents clash in Philippi

Violence has erupted between residents of Lower Crossroads and the Marikana settlement in Philippi East. Today police shot rubber bullets and stun grenades at a group of protesters from Lower Crossroads apparently to prevent them attacking Marikana.

May 29, 2015
Nombulelo Damba
The burnt out house of ward councillor Mzuzile Mpondwana. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.Marikana: Commuter killed and councillor’s house burnt down

Protests over service delivery for the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East have turned violent. An ANC ward councillor’s house was set alight earlier today, allegedly by protesters from Marikana. Police have also opened a case of murder after a man died on the way to hospital after his car was stoned.

May 28, 2015
Nombulelo Damba
SJC members protested in town yesterday, demanding that the City budget provides more for sanitation in informal settlements. Photo by Bernard Chiguvare."Not enough money allocated to sanitation," say SJC protesters

Yesterday, about 150 members of the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) marched to the civic centre. They demanded “a detailed account” of hundreds of submissions to the City of Cape Town on the 2015/16 budget.

May 28, 2015
Bernard Chiguvare
Photo by Ashleigh Furlong.Blikkiesdorp residents accuse ACSA and City of deciding their future without them

It has taken eight months for the residents of Blikkiesdorp to be given access to an agreement between the City of Cape Town and Airports Company South Africa (ACSA). The agreement outlines ACSA’s plans to purchase the land on which the Blikkiesdorp residents are currently residing and rehouse them.

May 28, 2015
Ashleigh Furlong
Three-dimensional images of HIV superimposed on electron micrographs of the virus. Constructed by Stephen Fuller, Centre for Human Genomics, Oxford University and taken from front cover of Equal Treatment March 2006.Start HIV treatment sooner, study shows

It’s important to start treating people with HIV sooner rather than later, according to the findings of a large clinical study which could change treatment in many countries including South Africa.

May 27, 2015
Nathan Geffen
A child walks past a canal in Masiphumelele. Photo by Masixole Feni.We have failed my community, says Masiphumelele leader

The government has failed to support the integration of foreigners into the Masiphumelele community, says local leader Mzuvukile Nikelo.

May 27, 2015
Tariro Washinyira
Meet the Nyanga youths who are dancing away from crime

Some high school students in Nyanga are working hard to eliminate the stigma that Nyanga is most known for: its high crime rate. They are investing their free time in dancing.

May 27, 2015
Pharie Sefali
Candice Aploon has been living in a tent under a bridge on land owned by the SANDF. Photo by Masixole Feni."It's not a life I would wish on anyone, but this is home to us"

A group of homeless people who live under the bridge behind the Castle of Good Hope have over the past few months gathered funds to buy small tents in a bid to fight off the winter chill.

May 27, 2015
Barbara Maregele
Fundokuhle Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg. Photo by Ntombi Mbomvu.Parents of pregnant students forced to spend the day at school gates

Parents of pregnant students at Fundokuhle Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg are spending the day at the school gates, on orders from the principal.

May 27, 2015
Ntombi Mbomvu
A burnt shack in which four children died yesterday in Site B, Khayelitsha. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.Fatal shack fire shatters a Khayelitsha family

Four young cousins died in a shack fire in Golishe Crescent, U-Section, Site B, Khayelitsha on Monday night.

May 26, 2015
Nombulelo Damba

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