Articles by Pharie Sefali

Unsolved deaths in police custody

In December 2011, residents of Nyanga were furious when they heard about the death of Kwezi Mbatsha in police custody.

Pharie Sefali - 28 August 2013

60 days before matric examinations - how are Dinaledi schools in Khayelitsha faring?

There are seven Dinaledi schools, but learners see The Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) as the only answer to succeeding in physical science and maths for matric.

Pharie Sefali - 28 August 2013

Khayelitsha residents take gang problem into their own hands

Residents in Khayelitsha are complaining about the rise of gangsterism in the area, and that the police are not doing enough to eliminate the problem.

Pharie Sefali - 21 August 2013

Protests against “harrasment” of Angy Peter

On Sunday activists from the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) staged a picket outside the Langa Methodist Church where National Police Commissoner Riah Phiyega was addressing a Women’s Day Service.

Pharie Sefali - 14 August 2013

Celebrating Women’s month through music and poetry

On Sunday 11 August, young people from different parts of Cape Town gathered together at Ragazzi Bar in Loop Street to celebrate women’s month.

Pharie Sefali - 14 August 2013

Disability not a barrier to Talking Souls visual artists

Free tickets to watch an intriguing international collaborative production.

Pharie Sefali - 7 August 2013

Riot breaks out at Matthew Goniwe High School in Khayelitsha

A riot broke out at Matthew Goniwe High School in Site B, Khayelitsha from about 1pm to 2pm this afternoon.

Pharie Sefali - 31 July 2013

Tension between homeless and residents in City’s southern suburbs

At every railway bridge from Observatory to Rondebosch there are homeless people who occupy the subways. They come from different backgrounds and have different reasons for why they do not have homes.

Pharie Sefali - 31 July 2013

14-year-old can’t find school to finish Grade 2

Olwethu is a 14-year-old boy whose dreams have been shattered. Due to his upbringing, Olwethu is only doing Grade 2 now at 14 instead of the usual age of 8.

Pharie Sefali - 24 July 2013

Youth consider Mandela Day

We interviewed a small cross-section of South African society about Mandela Day. Some of the answers were surprising.

Pharie Sefali - 24 July 2013

What patients are saying about Khayelitsha Hospital

On 17 April the Western Cape Health Minister, Theuns Botha, opened Khayelitsha Hospital, “Today marks a milestone of improved service delivery for the people of the Western Cape. Finally, after a lifetime of travelling to distant hospitals, the people of Khayelitsha now have access to a hospital in their immediate vicinity that will compare to the best in the world.”

Pharie Sefali - 17 July 2013

Homes vandalised in Nyanga housing dispute

Some residents in Nyanga claim that the Department of Housing is not to blame for their housing problems.

Pharie Sefali - 10 July 2013

Group demands to know party funders

On 27 June 2013 protesters, under the campaign My Vote Counts which is run by activist organisation Ndifuna Ukwazi, gathered outside Parliament to demand that political parties disclose the names of their funders.

Pharie Sefali - 3 July 2013

Homicidal kid gangsters of Nyanga East

Nyanga has one of the highest murder rates in the country. We interviewed several teenage gangsters who brag about their kills.

Pharie Sefali - 3 July 2013

Activists to De Lille: Give us toilet plan in two weeks

More than 300 people marched in the Cape Town city centre today to demand better sanitation in informal settlements.

Pharie Sefali - 25 June 2013

Radio show gives awards to young people on 16 June

Children’s Radio Foundation (CRF) held, what it says is the first youth radio award in Cape Town on 16 June.

Pharie Sefali - 19 June 2013