Articles for Thembela Ntongana

Metrorail activists call for national disaster to be declared

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


News | 13 September 2018

Township residents march on Parliament as crime statistics are released

“We sleep hearing gunshots and wake up hearing gunshots”

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News | 11 September 2018

8,000 school places blocked in Western Cape

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


News | 11 September 2018

Cape Town approves rezoning of prime property for social housing in inner city

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


News | 5 September 2018

Police claim successes for Operation Thunder

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


Brief | 22 August 2018

Activists chain themselves to Cape Town civic centre

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


News | 17 August 2018

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


News | 9 August 2018

Train commuters take a ride with PRASA regional manager

Richard Walker hears commuters’ complaints about Metrorail


News | 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

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News | 6 August 2018

Social housing: what if we can’t pay the rent, ask Salt River families

Pine Road residents worried about City plan


News | 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.”


News | 31 July 2018

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


Feature | 26 July 2018

Masiphumelele residents frustrated after De Lille visit

Residents say mayoral pop-up office left housing questions unanswered


News | 25 July 2018

Cape Town’s neglected council flats

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

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Feature | 24 July 2018

Cape Town’s apartheid-era hostel dwellers want family homes

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


News | 20 July 2018

Children “too scared to play outside” in Ocean View

Residents demand increased police visibility, CCTV cameras, more stop and search operations


News | 9 July 2018