Articles by Aidan Jones

Bo-kaap residents blocked a crane from entering during a protest against gentrification.

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

Four people arrested in clashes with police over new development

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks - 20 November 2018
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Billions spent on railway contracts. Yet Metrorail collapses

Roy Moodley, who is implicated in a leaked forensic report, says that criminal charges have been laid against GroundUp reporters

By Aidan Jones and Nathan Geffen - 16 November 2018
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MPs relieved after SASSA briefing on social grant payments

But Black Sash says important issues were not addressed

By Aidan Jones - 8 November 2018
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New leaked reports show why train security has collapsed

Roy Moodley implicated in deals worth over R300 million

By Aidan Jones - 30 October 2018
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Cape Town City Council delays decision on social housing project

“The decision today is unjustifiable. Council is a total and utter shambles,” says housing activist

By Aidan Jones - 25 October 2018
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VBS scandal: PRASA employee hailed for her role in saving R1 billion

Yvonne Page’s principled refusal to bend the rules saved PRASA from making a very bad investment, says Motau report

By Aidan Jones - 11 October 2018
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Wrongfully convicted men struggle to get compensation

“The state arrested me unlawfully and they don’t care about how my life is affected”

By Aidan Jones - 9 October 2018

Samuel Nndwambi’s murder conviction was overturned. But only after he spent 12 years in prison

He says he can never forgive the state

By Aidan Jones - 2 October 2018
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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