Articles by Thembela Ntongana

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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
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We want to get child rapists out of Khayelitsha, says police boss

Implement gender-based violence recommendations of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, demand residents on Women’s Day

By Thembela Ntongana - 9 August 2018
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Train commuters take a ride with PRASA regional manager

Richard Walker hears commuters’ complaints about Metrorail

By Thembela Ntongana - 8 August 2018

Taxi strike makes Cape Town’s transport misery worse

Torched busses cause Golden Arrow to cancel services to much of the Cape Flats

By Thembela Ntongana, Tariro Washinyira and Ashraf Hendricks - 6 August 2018
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Social housing: what if we can’t pay the rent, ask Salt River families

Pine Road residents worried about City plan

By Thembela Ntongana - 2 August 2018

Why Woodstock Hospital has become a home for hundreds

“Legal or not, it is home. And it is a lot better than where I come from.”

By Thembela Ntongana - 31 July 2018
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Room with a view: Occupiers explain why they have moved into a dilapidated Waterfront property

Living closer to the city has made life much easier

By Thembela Ntongana - 26 July 2018
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Masiphumelele residents frustrated after De Lille visit

Residents say mayoral pop-up office left housing questions unanswered

By Thembela Ntongana - 25 July 2018
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Cape Town’s neglected council flats

City says it will spend R147 million on upgrades to the rental units it owns

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Thembela Ntongana - 24 July 2018
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Cape Town’s apartheid-era hostel dwellers want family homes

“I have to share a room with my children and grandchildren”

By Thembela Ntongana - 20 July 2018