Articles by Natalie Pertsovsky

Photos of Sarah Baartman sculpture

Quarrel over Sarah Baartman sculpture at UCT

Librarian removes covering that students had placed over Willie Bester’s artwork

By Natalie Pertsovsky and GroundUp Staff - 2 March 2018
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Thousands march against Israeli “security” measures at al-Aqsa Mosque

“It is undignified and we will not allow that”

By Natalie Pertsovsky and Lilly Wimberly - 26 July 2017
Aerial photo of Cape Town

Province proposes affordable houses near Waterfront

Activists say it’s not enough

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 26 July 2017
Photo of asylum seeker queue at Home Affairs

Asylum seekers will have to live near borders if Home Affairs has its way

But it will be easier for SADC residents to work in South Africa

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 25 July 2017
Photo of a banner and a man

Heated civil society meeting debates secret ballot

Opposing positions presented by Makhosi Khoza, Bantu Holomisa and Steven Friedman

By Barbara Maregele and Natalie Pertsovsky - 12 July 2017
Photo of a man petting a dog

Uncertain future for False Bay animal rescue shelter

TEARS needs funding to continue providing free veterinary care to animals in Oceanview, Masiphumelele, Vrygrond, and Red Hill

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 4 July 2017
Photo of a derelict building

Eviction of homeless Loop Street immigrants was without court order

CCID and City says it has the authority; lawyers disagree

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 29 June 2017
Photo of properties in Cape Town

Homeless people evicted from disused property in Cape Town city centre

Evictees claim they improved the place while their neighbours describe it as a “den of prostitution, crime, and drugs”

By Lilly Wimberly and Natalie Pertsovsky - 28 June 2017
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South Africa’s confusing emergency numbers

Trying to figure out the best number to dial in a crisis is no easy task

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 27 June 2017
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We asked Metrorail what it is doing to improve service

The answers leave little room for optimism

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 23 June 2017
Photo of burnt out coach

Cable theft blamed for Metrorail failure

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport appeals to commuters not to burn trains

By Natalie Pertsovsky and Lilly Wimberly - 13 June 2017
Photo of burnt out train

Mopping up at Cape Town station

More Metrorail delays on Tuesday morning

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 13 June 2017
Photo of people burning art

Here is the list of art destroyed on UCT

David Goldblatt and Breyten Breytenbach condemn “censorship”

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 9 June 2017
Photo of two people in front of blown-down shack

Dozens of Hout Bay homes severely damaged in Cape storm

Some shacks that were rebuilt after the fires earlier this year blew down

By Natalie Pertsovsky and Lilly Wimberly - 7 June 2017
Photo of Willie Bester

Sarah Baartman sculptor speaks out against art censorship

“I was trying to understand my own suffering” says Willie Bester, whose work has been covered up at UCT

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 5 June 2017
Photo of people in a room

Summons served on environmental rights lawyers by mining company

Mineral Sand Resources (MSR) is suing attorneys of the Centre for Environmental Rights

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 24 May 2017