Articles by Velani Ludidi

Photo of man standing in the middle of burnt shacks

Dozens of learners without uniforms, stationery after devastating fire

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

By Velani Ludidi - 15 January 2020
Photo residents looking through charred belongings

Donkerbos residents lift bakkie to safety during blaze

About 30 people displaced following fire at Somerset West informal settlement

By Velani Ludidi - 6 January 2020
Photo of man dancing with rainbow flag

Gay activist stages pop-up theatre in city streets

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

By Velani Ludidi - 29 November 2019
Photo of mother and baby

Healthy baby for Shoprite cashier who was assaulted while pregnant

Video of assault shocked SA

By Velani Ludidi - 21 November 2019
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“Right to protest a cornerstone of democracy”

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

By Velani Ludidi - 19 November 2019
Photo of a man's scarred and bleeding back

Man alleges police beat him with a sjambok

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

By Velani Ludidi - 18 November 2019
Photo of uncollected rubbish

Vrygrond protesters demand to be given occupied land

Bus petrol-bombed; three people treated for burns

By Velani Ludidi - 1 November 2019
Photo of people reading on the grass

Cable theft leaves matriculants in the dark

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

By Velani Ludidi - 24 October 2019
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Customer assaults pregnant Shoprite cashier

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

By Velani Ludidi - 2 October 2019
Photo of man in front of burnt car

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

By Velani Ludidi - 30 September 2019
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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
Photo of TV in demolished shack

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
Photo of shack with poster on it

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
Photo of damaged and looted shops

Two people dead in a stampede as shops are looted

Immigrant-owned businesses looted in Philippi

By Velani Ludidi - 9 September 2019
Photo of wreaths and placards in front of Parliament

#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