Articles by Denise Patterson

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Retreat residents want City to dump rubbish site plan

Cape Town plans to greatly expand its drop-off facility for bulky waste and recyclables

By Zoe Postman and Denise Patterson - 25 September 2017
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Mayhem in Hangberg after Deputy Minister of Police cancels imbizo

Construction vehicle burnt as residents and police clash

By Ashleigh Furlong, Nomfundo Xolo, Denise Patterson and Sune Payne - 14 September 2017
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Judge urges Bromwell Street parties to mediate

“It is tragic that people would have to go to Wolwerivier [when] there could have been some place closer to Woodstock for them to stay”

By Denise Patterson and Ashleigh Furlong - 14 September 2017
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CPUT students protest suspensions and outsourcing

Building petrol bombed in early morning

By Denise Patterson and William Yoder - 11 September 2017
A youth walks pass rubbish in Sheffield road in Philippi East

Dead dogs, dirty nappies, old food: rubbish piles up in Marikana

City says land is private and it therefore cannot provide a refuse service

Text by Denise Patterson. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 6 September 2017
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Hundreds of shacks demolished in Khayelitsha

Land occupiers say they will rebuild until City finds solution

By Zoe Postman and Denise Patterson - 5 September 2017