Articles by Yazeed Kamaldien

Photo of a child in a shack

Lull in the storm: Capetonians pick up the pieces

Communities in Macassar Village and Taiwan section of Khayelitsha mopped up, tried to keep warm and assessed the damage

By Yazeed Kamaldien - 8 June 2017

How a Steenberg woman is helping victims of domestic violence

For the past 17 years Moriedah Dien has been a volunteer at the Steenberg police station Victim Support Room, assisting anyone who has experienced crime. Now she wants to establish a proper safe house for women who are victims of domestic violence.

Yazeed Kamaldien - 15 July 2014

Mathematics a key to Africa’s future

Hopes are high for 49 students from 20 different African countries who graduated with a master’s degree in Mathematics in Cape Town this week. The students – from countries including Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa – completed their studies at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) located in Muizenberg.

Yazeed Kamaldien - 27 June 2014

Changing how township tourism is done

Siphiwe Ngwenya, founder of the Maboneng Township Art Experience, has set out to change the standard way tours to the townships of Cape Town are run. Maboneng, which means ‘place of light’ in seSotho, runs annual festivals in townships as a means to generate income for locals.

Yazeed Kamaldien - 24 June 2014

Farm workers claim right to strike

Robertson fruit farm workers have taken their employer to Labour Court this week to fight for their right to strike and to get their jobs back after being dismissed more than a year ago.

Yazeed Kamaldien - 20 June 2014

You too can learn the Khoikhoi language

Sounds of the Khoikhoi language fill a hall at the Castle of Good Hope where classes to teach South Africa’s first indigenous language are held every weekend.

Yazeed Kamaldien - 29 May 2014

Striking miners come to Cape Town

North West province mineworkers striking for better salaries are lobbying with the power of film to gain support for their cause countrywide.

Yazeed Kamaldien - 29 May 2014

Religious leaders ask their congregations to do more than pray for an end to gang violence on the Cape Flats

On 14 March, Imam Rashied Omar, chairperson of the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF), hosted Manenberg community leaders at the Claremont Main Road mosque, where he officiates.

Yazeed Kamaldien - 17 March 2014

World Cup: still a few hiccups away for Brazil

Brazil is facing major challenges. Violent public protests, an aggressive police crackdown, and infrastructure failures show a nation at times limping towards the 2014 FIFA World Cup 12 June kick-off in Sao Paulo.

Yazeed Kamaldien - 17 March 2014