Articles by Velani Ludidi

Dozens of learners without uniforms, stationery after devastating fire

Residents blame municipality for failing to move them to “promised land”


15 January 2020

Donkerbos residents lift bakkie to safety during blaze

About 30 people displaced following fire at Somerset West informal settlement


6 January 2020

Gay activist stages pop-up theatre in city streets

“My performances are for the mother with a gay son who is hiding”


29 November 2019

“Right to protest a cornerstone of democracy”

SJC organised a march to Parliament, marking one year since Concourt affirmed its right to protest


19 November 2019

Man alleges police beat him with a sjambok

Abongile Mayekiso says he was severely assaulted by police who accused him of being a thief


18 November 2019

Vrygrond protesters demand to be given occupied land

Bus petrol-bombed; three people treated for burns


1 November 2019

Cable theft leaves matriculants in the dark

Learners study on the lawn outside the Lwandle library after power was lost


24 October 2019

Customer assaults pregnant Shoprite cashier

Video footage shows man hitting eight-months-pregnant Zimkhitha Xhalabile


2 October 2019

One dead and over 80 homeless after Strand fire

Delivery man whose car caught alight says he does not know how he will resume work


30 September 2019

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”


13 September 2019

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


13 September 2019

Ten schools closed as police chase land occupiers into Strand

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


12 September 2019

Land occupiers rebuild shacks next to the N2, burn tyres and rubble

Nomzamo schools close, fearing responses to protest action


9 September 2019

Two people dead in a stampede as shops are looted

Immigrant-owned businesses looted in Philippi


9 September 2019

#AmINextProtest: Ramaphosa promises action to a sceptical crowd

Protesters refuse to sing the national anthem

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5 September 2019