GroundUp Newsletter 29 April - 02 May 2014: Porta potties hit Bishopscourt and other stories
Porta potties hit Bishopscourt
Following a campaign in Constantia earlier this week, the Ses\xe2\x80\x99khona People\xe2\x80\x99s Rights Movement took their protest against portable toilets to Bishopscourt today.
Johnnie Isaac and Nathan Geffen
Deploying the army to the Cape Flats won\xe2\x80\x99t work
The call to deploy the army was heard in response to recent gang violence in Manenberg. But that\xe2\x80\x99s not the solution, argues Adam Armstrong.
Nyanga residents angry after power cuts
Residents of Crossroads and Nyanga have slammed Eskom for not giving them any notice of power cuts which lasted several hours yesterday. But Eskom says the cuts were unplanned and residents could not be notified in advance.
SAPS officer grilled in Angy Peter trial
The trial of Social Justice Coalition leader Angy Peter and her husband Isaac Mbadu is continuing in the Cape High Court. Peter and Mbadu are on trial, with Azola Dayimani and Christopher Dina, for the murder by \xe2\x80\x98necklacing\xe2\x80\x99 of Rowan du Preez (also known as Siphiwo Mbevu) in October 2012.
Jail in Canada for \xe2\x80\x9cDr Shock\xe2\x80\x9d
Aubrey \xe2\x80\x94 \xe2\x80\x9cDr Shock\xe2\x80\x9d \xe2\x80\x94 Levin, the South African army psychiatrist accused of torturing gays and dissidents in the apartheid military, has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
A brief history of May Day
The basic demand of May Day was for an eight-hour working day \xe2\x80\x94eight for work, eight for leisure and eight for sleep. It is something we still have to achieve, not just in South Africa, but in many other countries.
Democracy the winner: a response to Rhoda Kadalie
Never one to disguise her spleen Rhoda Kadalie takes issue with what she alleges is \xe2\x80\x9cmy temerity to lead the electorate astray\xe2\x80\x9d. What Kadalie is taking issue with, but conceals, is I am no lone voice but in partnership with numerous others, of note, in a campaign which calls on all registered voters not to abstain but use their vote on 7 May.
Celebrate Freedom Day? No thanks, I\xe2\x80\x99d rather drink
While celebrations took place all over the country this week, some young people in Cape Town\xe2\x80\x99s townships chose to spend Freedom Day another way.
\xe2\x80\x98Nothing About Us, Without Us!\xe2\x80\x99 - keeping the Constitution alive
The stories told by the mothers of three children with disabilities at a series of workshops at the Consitutional Court underline the contrast between constitutional rights and the grim reality.
Muhammad Zakaria Suleman and Tim Fish Hodgson
Labour\xe2\x80\x99s blind loyalty a democratic failure
The ongoing and increasingly bitter row within Cosatu boils down, basically, to a constitutional clash.
Township art gallery for Mount Nelson Hotel
The work of five township artists can now be seen in the swanky Mount Nelson Hotel, with the opening of the Nkanyezi Gallery earlier this month.
Foreign African artists struggle in SA - but local art scene is still attractive
How do African artists who have moved to South Africa make it in the competitive art scene over here? This was a question discussed at a meeting at the African Arts Institute (AFAI) last week.
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