Articles by Aidan Jones

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Police raid Hout Bay homes in massive crime prevention operation

Residents clash with cops

By Aidan Jones - 30 August 2018
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Obs locals protest for open public space

Residents worried about encroaching development

By Aidan Jones - 28 July 2018
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COSATU calls for VAT increase to be scrapped

Treasury says it is reviewing list of zero-rated items

By Aidan Jones - 17 July 2018
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How Bo-Kaap’s rising property prices are threatening a community

But many of the neighbourhood’s cash-poor, asset-rich homeowners are resisting the temptation to sell

Text by Aidan Jones. Photos by Barry Christianson. - 9 July 2018
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Battle for Bo-Kaap’s future

Residents are protesting against gentrification but a heritage consultant is sceptical of “nostalgia of an imagined past”

Text by Aidan Jones. Photos by Barry Christianson. - 26 June 2018
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Speed up affordable housing policy, say Cape Town councillors

Motion passed on Monday is a small, symbolic but important moment in the struggle for spatial justice, say housing activists

By Aidan Jones - 18 June 2018
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Goedgedacht: a South African success story

Social development is a marathon, not a sprint, says Goedgedacht Trust founder

By Aidan Jones - 12 June 2018
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City commits to accommodating Maynard Street tenants

“There will be no evictions” says councillor

By Aidan Jones - 8 June 2018
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Will Prasa’s new board get it back on track? An interview with Khanyisile Kweyama

PRASA is in ICU but not the morgue, says new chairperson

By Aidan Jones and Kimon de Greef - 6 June 2018
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Activists demand social housing on sports field in Green Point

“We have enough land for sports. We need housing.”

By Aidan Jones - 28 May 2018
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More security for Cape Town’s trains in “two to three months” says City

The plan must prioritise commuter safety, says #FixOurTrains campaign

By Aidan Jones - 24 May 2018
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Parkwood erupts in protest after shack demolitions

“How must we sleep now? On glass, on sand, on bricks, on garbage? They took everything from us.”

By Annie Cebulski and Aidan Jones - 23 May 2018
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Maynard Street residents snubbed by mayoral committee members

“They are running away from accountability to the electorate” says community spokesperson

By Aidan Jones - 21 May 2018
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Thousands march in solidarity with Palestine

“I stand here as a Jewish South African to say to Israel: ‘Enough! Enough shooting unarmed protesters!’”

By Aidan Jones, Annie Cebulski and Joseph Chirume - 15 May 2018
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Bus strike over: Employers and unions agree on 9%

Agreement on backdated pay reached

By Aidan Jones - 14 May 2018
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Court orders PRASA to release audio recordings

Tapes will show whether board took decision to disband Legal Panel

By Aidan Jones - 11 May 2018