Weekly Roundup 14-20 May 2012

This is a list of the main events of 14 to 20 May with links to news articles describing them.

GroundUp Staff - 21 May 2012

Protest against xenophobia and homophobia

Gay rights groups and PASSOP commemorated International Day Against Homophobia and International Xenophobia Day at Observatory Hall.

Veronica Washaya - 17 May 2012

City starts janitorial service in informal settlements

About 200 Social Justice Coalition (SJC) representatives in more than 10 taxis descended outside Cape Town’s Civic Centre on Wednesday afternoon to listen to the long awaited announcement of the launch of the janitorial service.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 17 May 2012

Weekly News RoundUp 7-13 May 2012

This is a list of the main events of 7 to 13 May with links to news articles describing them.

GroundUp Staff - 16 May 2012

GroundUp RoundUp - Upcoming entertainment on the Cape Flats

Find out what entertainment and cultural events are happening in the next few days.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 11 May 2012

Khayelitsha hosts debate about nuclear power

Yesterday evening Ndifuna Ukwazi (Dare to know) hosted a seminar at Lookout Hill in Khayelitsha on nuclear power for South Africa. About 50 people attended.

Nokubonga Yawa - 11 May 2012

Rest in Peace Brown Dash

Kwaito star Simphiwe Mpamile, better known by his stage name Brown Dash, died in Johannesburg’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on 9 May.

Nokubonga Yawa - 11 May 2012

Traditional Courts Bill “authoritarian and patriarchal”

Civil society organizations expressed concern during recent public hearings on the Traditional Courts Bill at the Western Cape Legislature.

Tariro Washinyira and Veronica Washaya - 10 May 2012

Lindela accused of poor handling of meningitis case

A Zimbabwean man became extremely ill after contracting meningitis at Lindela Repatriation Centre. His family has accused the Department of Home Affairs of infringing their rights by failing to inform them timeously.

Tariro Washinyira - 10 May 2012

Health Minister must sort out medicine shortages

GroundUp and The Sowetan have reported stockouts of antiretroviral medicines in Gauteng and Limpopo. This is unacceptable.

GroundUp Editor - 9 May 2012

Divas and Dimes party

Asanda Mankayi, also known as Brat or Ashan, celebrated his birthday on 5 May 2012 at Monate lounge in Long Street.

Nokubonga Yawa - 8 May 2012

Designed by the People

Social Justice Coalition hosted a meeting with the theme Design by the People in Khayelitsha.

Nokubonga Yawa - 8 May 2012

RoundUp 30/04/2012 - 06/05/2012

In this regular new feature, GroundUp brings you the most important stories of the last week. We hope busy or young people who want a quick roundup of events will find this useful.

Nokubonga Yawa - 7 May 2012

Alleged drunk driver crashes into car killing mother and child

A mother and her 5 month old baby were killed in a drunken driving accident while the husband survived. "A drunk male driver came at a very high speed and hit our car. Right then I lost my family", the husband, Zola Mateza, said.

Nokubonga Yawa - 7 May 2012

DJ Sbu and Ruffest bring out the Khayelitsha crowds

DJ Sbu performed in Khayelitsha yesterday. Groundup spoke to DJ Sbu after his performance. We asked for his message for the youth of Khayelitsha.

Nokubonga Yawa - 4 May 2012

The broken toilets of Joe Slovo High School

Toilets in many Cape Flats schools are in poor condition. GroundUp visited a school with a serious problem with its toilets and also interviewed the Western Cape Education Department about plans for addressing the problem.

Nokubonga Yawa - 3 May 2012