Articles by Velani Ludidi

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Loyiso Basso left gang life to open a restaurant

Mgoli’s corner in Khayelitsha has been running for two years

By Velani Ludidi - 17 July 2019
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Parents protest after school hit by spate of robberies

Education MEC laments increasing burglaries in Western Cape schools

By Velani Ludidi and GroundUp Staff - 16 July 2019
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Policing forums demand state of emergency in “gang-infested” areas

Bheki Cele announced on Thursday night that the SANDF would be deployed to several townships on the Cape Flats to assist with policing measures to curb crime

By Velani Ludidi - 12 July 2019
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Philippi mother: “I could hear the gunshots from church”

Bheki Cele visited the home where six women were shot dead last Friday night. Five men were also gunned down in two separate incidents on the same weekend in the area.

By Velani Ludidi - 11 July 2019
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Family loses three children in Philippi shootings

Sikelela, Sonwabo and Aphiwe Zwelibi were among the 11 people shot dead last weekend

By Velani Ludidi - 9 July 2019
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Funeral held for baby Alunamda, but her death has not been put to rest

“She died during a struggle of our people” says community leader

By Velani Ludidi - 5 July 2019
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Clinic struggles with new workload in aftermath of fire

Long, frustrating queues and staff under pressure at Nomzamo, Strand, after Ikhwezi clinic burnt out

By Velani Ludidi - 4 July 2019
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Inquest into death of baby after teargas fired in Marikana

Alunamda Mncedane died during Monday’s protests in Philippi, Cape Town

By Velani Ludidi - 26 June 2019
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Marikana informal settlement erupts in protests

Vehicles torched and shack dwellers tear-gassed as Philippi East residents demand services from the City of Cape Town

By Velani Ludidi and Tariro Washinyira - 24 June 2019
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Cape Town storm pics: informal settlements hard hit by high winds

“The house was shaking and if I slept I knew I would be putting my life in danger”

By Velani Ludidi - 23 June 2019
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Students march to NSFAS offices with list of complaints

But administrator says the student fee scheme is working much better now

By Velani Ludidi - 19 June 2019
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Vehicles torched as Philippi East residents demand toilets

Siyangena settlement without water and toilets after more than a year, raising flags about sanitation and safety

By Velani Ludidi - 13 June 2019
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City of Cape Town demolishes “illegal” roadside stalls

Councillor says stall users intended to occupy land

By Velani Ludidi - 10 June 2019
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Shacks flood in Cape Town rains

700 homes affected says City

By Velani Ludidi - 6 June 2019
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Sex workers thank Ramaphosa

President had promised to safeguard their human rights

By Velani Ludidi - 5 June 2019
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Fire guts largest City of Cape Town clinic - arson suspected

City offers R50,000 reward

By Velani Ludidi - 1 June 2019