Articles by Siyavuya Khaya

Khayelitsha residents march against violence

Khayelitsha residents took to the streets on Friday as part of a Social Justice Coalition (SJC) campaign to mark the 16 days of protest against violence against women and children.

Siyavuya Khaya - 7 December 2015

Bereaved Khayelitsha family wins insurance battle

Nomveliso Rululu says she wept with relief last Friday when she received a pay-out of R10,000 from Emerald Life to cover the funeral costs of her disabled teenage daughter.

Siyavuya Khaya - 30 November 2015

Khayelitsha residents protest after Metrorail cuts electricity connections

Angry residents of Khayelitsha Site C blocked railway tracks and roads, and burned tyres today after their electricity connections were cut by a Metrorail team.

Siyavuya Khaya - 25 November 2015

Residents in Khayelitsha take on Big Five

Tensions are high in Isiqalo informal settlement after violent clashes between residents and former community leaders who have refused to step down.

Siyavuya Khaya - 25 November 2015

Khayelitsha commuters blast Metrorail

Khayelitsha residents are fed up with the poor public transport servicing the township, especially Metrorail. Activist organisation, Public Transport Voice (PTV), held a public meeting on Saturday at Masibambane Hall in Harare to voice their concerns.

Siyavuya Khaya - 23 November 2015

Endlovini residents accuse councillor of breaking promises

Tempers flared last night in Endlovini in Khayelitsha, with angry residents burning portable toilets and blockading the road in a protest over housing.

Siyavuya Khaya - 17 November 2015

Insurance shock for parents of disabled Khayelitsha teenager

The parents of disabled Khayelitsha teenager Siphokazi Rululu took out an insurance policy in May last year to cover funeral expenses if they lost their daughter. When Siphokazi died last week, her mother Nomveliso Rululu was horrified to find that the insurance company would pay out R2,000 instead of the R12,000 they had been expecting.

Siyavuya Khaya - 17 November 2015

Elderly should get houses first, Mfuleni residents tell government

Residents of Garden City in Mfuleni braved chilly weather on Tuesday evening to voice their demands about housing to provincial government representatives.

Siyavuya Khaya - 11 November 2015

Rugby is for girls too

No matter that they lack proper equipment and they train on a coarse field rife with thorns, the Iqhayiya High Schools Girls’ Rugby team from Khayelitsha have plenty of spirit. And the school has been nominated in the Developing School Team of the Year category for the 2015 SA Sports Awards to be announced in Gauteng on 22 November.

Siyavuya Khaya - 4 November 2015

Philippi livestock farmer can’t find land

A Philippi family is desperately looking for somewhere to keep their goats and sheep after being told they can no longer keep them in the area they have farmed for ten years.

Siyavuya Khaya - 20 October 2015