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Langa residents and police clash over houses

People who live in shacks and backyards burnt tyres and rubbish earlier today in Langa. They alleged that other people have jumped the waiting list for units in a new block of flats, leaving them without homes.

Sep 1, 2015
Masixole Feni and GroundUp Staff
Residents living in Newcastle Informal Settlement in Khayelitsha will soon be issued with new eviction notices. Photo by Barbara Maregele.City must re-serve eviction notice to Khayelitsha residents

Western Cape High Court Judge Babalwa Mantame has instructed the City of Cape Town to “re-serve” the eviction order granted against Newcastle Informal Settlement residents.

Sep 1, 2015
Barbara Maregele
Minister's promise to review Zimbabwean permits welcomed

The promise by Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba that rejected applications for Zimbabwean Special Permits are to be reviewed has been welcomed.

Sep 1, 2015
Bernard Chiguvare
Ntombifikile Vilakazi moved into her new home in April. Photo by Ntombi Mbomvu.A tale of two houses

A few kilometres away from five newly built houses, 46 year old Thokozani Zondi lives in a wooden house in Nhlazatshe in Pietermaritzburg and shares a pit toilet with neighbours.

Aug 31, 2015
Ntombi Mbomvu
Ayanda Denge, who is on the board of SWEAT and is the current acting chairperson, speaks at the launch of the Asijiki coalition. Photo by Ashleigh Furlong.Coalition launched to decriminalise sex work

In the wake of Amnesty International’s vote to adopt a policy that supports sex work decriminalisation, the Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work was launched in Cape Town on 27 August. The coalition consists of sex workers, activists, advocates and defenders of human rights.

Aug 28, 2015
Ashleigh Furlong
Dunoon parents have won their battle to have their children accomodated in the mobile classrooms next to Sophakama Primary. Picture by Brady Nevins.Parents claim victory in battle over Dunoon school

Dunoon parents and representatives of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) reached an agreement on Thursday after weeks of argument over the use of mobile classrooms next to the Sophakama Primary School.

Aug 28, 2015
Pharie Sefali
On Thursday, mothers joined TAC activists in a march to demand better maternal and obstetric care services in the Western Cape. Picture by Masixole Feni.Mothers march for quality care

Several hundred mothers, pregnant women, men and activists marched to the provincial legislature and parliament on Thursday to highlight problems accessing quality maternal and obstetric care in the Western Cape.

Aug 27, 2015
Mary-Anne Gontsana
Csaawu members rally together at a fundraising campaign this week. Photo supplied by Csaawu.Csaawu to raise R250 000 or face closure next month

The Commercial Stevedoring Agricultural & Allied Workers Union (Csaawu) has been going door-to-door on farms between Robertson and Ladysmith this week in a bid to raise enough money to keep its doors open.

Aug 27, 2015
Barbara Maregele
Daniel Molokele, Nombasa Gxuluwe, Mmapaseka Steve Letsike and Paul Hoffman at a public meeting in St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. Photo by Bernard Chiguvare.Call for parliament’s HIV committee to be revived

Civil society groups have called for the revival of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on HIV & AIDS.

Aug 27, 2015
Bernard Chiguvare
The case brought by a group of Khayelitsha residents against their eviction was postponed by the High Court on Wednesday. Picture by Barbara Maregele.Khayelitsha eviction case postponed

Residents of Newcastle informal settlement in Khayelitsha may have to wait another month to challenge the City of Cape Town over their eviction order.

Aug 26, 2015
Barbara Maregele

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