Articles by Masixole Feni

Photo of queue in night at SASSA paypoint

In photos: The long wait for social grants

“I arrived here at 8:30pm on Wednesday, only to be helped the next day.”

By Masixole Feni - 15 August 2018
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Shacks flooded after week of Cape rains

Dam levels are rising and Day Zero in 2019 is unlikely, but for hundreds of thousands of people, the rains bring hardship

By Masixole Feni - 22 June 2018
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Mfuleni land occupiers won’t give up

“Setting up again is a form of resistance” says woman whose shack has been demolished

By Masixole Feni - 3 April 2018
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In photos: The people of Woodstock threatened by gentrification

“If we have to move to Wolwerivier it would be a setback in my life and for all my children”

By Masixole Feni - 27 July 2017
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Jazzing up Langa

Nigerian Trumpeter Joseph Kunnuji joined local musicians at the Guga S’thebe Community Centre

By Masixole Feni - 13 June 2017
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Gale overturns shacks in Mfuleni and Khayelitsha

City’s informal settlement residents battle to stay dry and warm during this week’s storm

By Masixole Feni - 9 June 2017
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Dunoon residents capitalise on thriving rental market

Residents in the overcrowded settlement are building apartments and adding storeys

By Masixole Feni - 17 May 2017
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Meet the people who collect our garbage

Some residents frantically run out in satin nighties determined to stop the truck so they can empty their bin for the week

Text by Ashleigh Furlong. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 25 April 2017
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Meet Khayelitsha’s adorable pets

Volunteer facility provides essential medical care to residents’ best friends

By Masixole Feni - 21 February 2017
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Life in Cape Town’s most controversial informal settlement

Future of Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East in the hands of a judge

By Masixole Feni - 17 February 2017
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Cape Flats learners show their athletics abilities

Over a thousand children participate

By Masixole Feni - 3 February 2017
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Khayelitsha race honours runner killed in accident

Fun run attracts 200 people

By Masixole Feni - 30 January 2017

“They’re stealing the sport”

An in-depth look at the changing face of traditional horse racing in the Eastern Cape - Part Three

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 2 November 2016
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“I look at my horse and I feel well”

An in-depth look at the changing face of traditional horse racing in the Eastern Cape

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 1 November 2016
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The “fastest growing sport in the country”

An in-depth look at the changing face of traditional horse racing in the Eastern Cape

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 31 October 2016
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In photos: Diverse Cape Town celebrates Heritage Day

March through District Six to have it declared heritage site

By Masixole Feni - 26 September 2016