17 October 2013
What drives a 15-year-old boy to move to a neighbouring country on his own and without his guardian\xe2\x80\x99s consent? Meet Brian Dlodlo, now a 20-year-old man from Zimbabwe who crossed to South Africa through Beitbridge Border Post as an unaccompanied minor in 2007. Brian has no identity papers. He is effectively the citizen of no country.
News: Khayelitsha is officially turning 30. Plans to build Khayelitsha were announced by the notorious Minister of Co-operation and Development, Dr Piet Koornhof, in 1983. By 1985, the suburb Site C had 30,000 people.
Pharie Sefali and GroundUp staff
News: G4S is the world\xe2\x80\x99s largest international security firm. It has a big presence in South Africa. Employee relations are strained at the University of Cape Town following the transfer of three G4S security guards to other G4S sites in Cape Town in September.
News: On Monday student organisations at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) launched an awareness week called “From the same soil.”
News: Local organisation SEED has pledged to make 100 homes in Cape Town more sustainable this year by encouraging residents to grow their own food and eventually achieve \xe2\x80\x98food freedom\xe2\x80\x99.
News: Hand in Hand Creatives (HHC) is a not-for-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to provide young people from disadvantaged communities with access to the creative arts through workshops, running outings, and planning festivals. The organisation believes that the arts can empower individuals and nurture self-respect.
News: It is a bright, sunny October morning in Mitchell\xe2\x80\x99s Plain. At the Rocklands Urban Abundance Centre, situated on a strip of land next to Rocklands Primary School, volunteers are hard at work tending to the plants and seedlings in the tree nursery.
News: Mandla Mxinwa, Jabulani Miya, Themba Molefi, Christopher Piet, Zola Swelani, Zabonkwe Konile and Zandisile Mjobo — the Gugulethu Seven — will once again be honoured for the role they played in the struggle against the apartheid regime.