Articles by Aidan Jones

Wrongfully convicted men struggle to get compensation

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


9 October 2018

Obs locals protest for open public space

Residents worried about encroaching development


28 July 2018

COSATU calls for VAT increase to be scrapped

Treasury says it is reviewing list of zero-rated items


17 July 2018

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

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9 July 2018

Battle for Bo-Kaap’s future

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

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26 June 2018

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


18 June 2018

Goedgedacht: a South African success story

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


12 June 2018

City commits to accommodating Maynard Street tenants

“There will be no evictions” says councillor


8 June 2018

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

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6 June 2018

Activists demand social housing on sports field in Green Point

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


28 May 2018

More security for Cape Town’s trains in “two to three months” says City

The plan must prioritise commuter safety, says #FixOurTrains campaign


24 May 2018

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.”

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23 May 2018

Maynard Street residents snubbed by mayoral committee members

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


21 May 2018

Thousands march in solidarity with Palestine

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

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15 May 2018