Articles by Velani Ludidi

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Fire closes Mitchells Plain hospital

“The quick reaction time of the fire crews resulted in the fire being contained to the theater section of the hospital”

By Velani Ludidi - 13 September 2019
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CPUT students vow to continue shut down

“How can a protest allegedly in support of gender-based violence leave more casualties in its wake?” asks vice-chancellor

By Velani Ludidi - 13 September 2019
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Ten schools closed as police chase land occupiers into Strand

“No one wants to stand up for us” say occupiers

By Velani Ludidi - 12 September 2019
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Land occupiers rebuild shacks next to the N2, burn tyres and rubble

Nomzamo schools close, fearing responses to protest action

By Velani Ludidi - 9 September 2019
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Two people dead in a stampede as shops are looted

Immigrant-owned businesses looted in Philippi

By Velani Ludidi - 9 September 2019
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#AmINextProtest: Ramaphosa promises action to a sceptical crowd

Protesters refuse to sing the national anthem

By Ashraf Hendricks, Velani Ludidi and Drew Wayland - 5 September 2019
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Khayelitsha residents dig “grave” for man accused of killing Uyinene Mrwetyana

Murder accused’s house torched

By Velani Ludidi - 4 September 2019
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Malawian family among dead in shack fire

Four die in Lwandle

By Velani Ludidi - 2 September 2019
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This is why the R300 has been barricaded

Residents vow to continue doing so until their demand is met

By Velani Ludidi - 29 August 2019
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Army protects Eskom workers in Khayelitsha

“The army is here to intimidate us” says Qandu-qandu informal settlement resident

By Velani Ludidi - 22 August 2019
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Sixty learners to a classroom in Driftsands

Parents shut down Cape Town school because of overcrowding

By Velani Ludidi - 14 August 2019
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No internet for over a year at Lwandle public library

City says cable theft and “excessively high” costs of 3G data are to blame

By Velani Ludidi - 14 August 2019
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Protest over removal of illegal electricity connections

“Even if we get electrical boxes for ten houses, that is fine. We will pay,” says Philippi resident

By Velani Ludidi - 2 August 2019
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Somalian shops in Khayelitsha looted after shooting

“It was no longer about the shooting anymore but hatred towards us Somalians” says shop owner

By Velani Ludidi - 29 July 2019
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Attitudes towards land occupations have to change, say researchers

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements

By Velani Ludidi - 29 July 2019
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From drought to floods for Cape Town

City says 3,640 structures affected

By Velani Ludidi - 24 July 2019