The South African National Defence Force (SANDS) is deployed to the Cape Flats to help the police quell gang violence.

Cape Flats residents cheer arrival of army

Military deployed on Mandela Day to help quell Cape Town’s gang crime
By Ashraf Hendricks - 19 July 2019
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Claremont Mosque calls for religious leaders to respond to Cape Flats violence

Vigil held for city’s residents “trapped” in conflict areas

By Tariro Washinyira - 19 July 2019
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Learners sing for new bridge to cross treacherous river to school

Scholars from Solomon Mahlangu High and Aston Gontshi Primary protested on Friday

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
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Child dies in shack fire while mother was out keeping neighbourhood safe

17-month-old Kungawo Mondile died on Tuesday night in Bobani Village

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
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100-year-old man gets a house after waiting 22 years

Dipabalo Boy Mohedo and his wife Johanna Nsibande were presented with their new home on Mandela Day

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 19 July 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Popular, maybe necessary, but deploying the army in townships resurrects terrible memories

We hope that it will be a temporary and effective measure; the verdict is out

By GroundUp Editors - 19 July 2019
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Dangerous and full pit latrines replaced at Khokhwane Primary

Gift of the Givers has built eight new toilets at the school

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 July 2019
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Family living along R44 in Paarl buy a house

The family plans to move to Wellington at the end of July

By Barbara Maregele - 19 July 2019
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The land is “unsuitable for habitation” says municipality, but thousands live on it

Sikiti informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, was established over 20 years ago

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 July 2019
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Organisations defend Pravin Gordhan

Rally against corruption will take place on Sunday 21 July

By Zoë Postman - 19 July 2019
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Zwelihle Renewal demands lists of names of immigrants employed in Hermanus

“Gangster type approach” says human rights activist

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 July 2019
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Latest study finds over 6,000 people living on the streets of Cape Town

Mayor Plato says there is a need for more safe spaces for homeless people

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 July 2019
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Community wins 20 year battle for school

Case goes to the heart of the fundamental rights of access to basic education guaranteed by the Constitution, says judge

By Tania Broughton - 18 July 2019
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Daily struggle to get water in Pietermaritzburg location

Water trucks no longer deliver, and a project to install taps has stopped in Umkhambathini

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 July 2019
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Relief on the way for Western Cape’s overstressed post-mortem facilities

New R281-million Forensic Pathology Facility in Observatory has double capacity of Salt River

By Candy Chan - 18 July 2019
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PE residents come out in numbers to demand better policing

“If the police are afraid to go inside our community, then who will protect us?”

By Joseph Chirume - 18 July 2019