Articles by Thembela Ntongana

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Over 2,000 schools without toilets, says Equal Education

Organisation marks ten years of struggle

By Thembela Ntongana - 16 November 2018
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Simon’s Town shack dwellers’ long wait for housing

Nowethu Ngxangana has been living in Redhill for more than 25 years

By Thembela Ntongana - 9 November 2018
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Khayelitsha hospital employees accuse management of intimidation

“When we come to work we want to deliver clinical services. … we do not go to work to be fighting labour related matters”

By Thembela Ntongana - 8 November 2018
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Brett Herron and JP Smith in war of words over social housing

Mayco member Brett Herron resigns from DA and city council

By Thembela Ntongana and Kelly Vinett - 1 November 2018
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Canals remain an open sore in Masiphumele Wetlands

Residents unhappy with City’s efforts; Provincial government however paints a rosy picture

By Thembela Ntongana - 12 October 2018
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Shack dwellers protest against assassinations

At least 16 activists aligned to Abahlali baseMjondolo have been killed since 2013

By Nomfundo Xolo and Thembela Ntongana - 8 October 2018
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“They sit here in Parliament and they are the ones who get the money, and we get death”

Western Cape communities march to parliament and provincial government demanding police curb gang violence

By Kim Reynolds and Thembela Ntongana - 3 October 2018
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We do not know if my father’s murder will ever be solved, says son of slain activist

Still no arrests after assassination of Xolobeni leader Bazooka Rhadebe

By Thembela Ntongana - 1 October 2018
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City misses deadline on Masiphumelele land

Community wants land for relocation of wetland shacks and a development plan as agreed last year

By Thembela Ntongana - 26 September 2018
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Wheelchair users demand better transport

City’s Dial-a-Ride service criticised for being pricey

By Thembela Ntongana - 19 September 2018
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Metrorail activists call for national disaster to be declared

The very contemplation of a train journey strikes fear into passengers’ hearts, says #UniteBehind

By Thembela Ntongana - 13 September 2018
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Township residents march on Parliament as crime statistics are released

“We sleep hearing gunshots and wake up hearing gunshots”

By Thembela Ntongana and Sophia Wilhelm - 11 September 2018
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8,000 school places blocked in Western Cape

Parents anxious their children won’t find a place next year

By Thembela Ntongana - 11 September 2018
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Cape Town approves rezoning of prime property for social housing in inner city

Housing activists want 1,050 affordable apartments in the Somerset Precinct

By Thembela Ntongana - 5 September 2018
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Police claim successes for Operation Thunder

130 illegal guns confiscated in three months, senior police officers tell Western Cape legislature

By Thembela Ntongana - 22 August 2018
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Activists chain themselves to Cape Town civic centre

Constitutional Court will decide future of apartheid-era Regulation of Gatherings Act

By Thembela Ntongana - 17 August 2018