Articles by Thembela Ntongana

From struggling in grade 10 to school’s top student in matric

Masiphumelele High School teen will begin studying mechanical engineering at UCT this year

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10 January 2019

Court rules that allocation of police in Western Cape is discriminatory

Victory for Social Justice Coalition may result in poorer areas getting more officers

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14 December 2018

The daily struggle of living in a wheelchair in a shack

“The simplest things, like brushing your teeth, require work”

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14 December 2018

“The so-called future of this country is dying”

Learners battle government to make their schools clean and safe

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30 November 2018

Struggle to rebuild after fire destroys Khayelitsha children’s home

SAPS says an arrest has been made and an arson investigation is underway

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21 November 2018

Over 2,000 schools without toilets, says Equal Education

Organisation marks ten years of struggle

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16 November 2018

Simon’s Town shack dwellers’ long wait for housing

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

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9 November 2018

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”

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8 November 2018

Brett Herron and JP Smith in war of words over social housing

Mayco member Brett Herron resigns from DA and city council

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1 November 2018

Canals remain an open sore in Masiphumele Wetlands

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

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12 October 2018

Shack dwellers protest against assassinations

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

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8 October 2018

“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

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3 October 2018

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

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1 October 2018

City misses deadline on Masiphumelele land

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

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26 September 2018

Wheelchair users demand better transport

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

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19 September 2018