Articles by Velani Ludidi

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Much needed rain brings flooding to Cape Town

Disaster Management reports no major incidents

By Velani Ludidi - 20 May 2019
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“I am left with this blanket and winter is coming”

Strand land occupiers who are staying in community halls say they have nowhere to go

Text by Velani Ludidi. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 14 May 2019
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Parents block school gates, demanding more teachers

But department says no shortage was reported

By Velani Ludidi - 13 May 2019
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Man dies in police custody, sparking protest

IPID is investigating the death of Victor Udes who died in Lwandle SAPS holding cells on Wednesday

By Velani Ludidi - 3 May 2019
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Grabouw gets 24-hour health service following protests

Residents express delight but still want a public hospital

By Velani Ludidi - 3 May 2019
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Families fear graves have been robbed in Langa cemetery

“Back in the day we respected the cemetery and were scared to even point at graves”

By Velani Ludidi - 30 April 2019
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Old people and babies spend night outside in queue for SASSA services

“If you do not sleep here, you will not get assisted”

By Velani Ludidi - 26 April 2019
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Strand protesters threaten to disrupt elections

Protest follows picket by property owners last week

By Velani Ludidi - 24 April 2019
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Strand property owners protest against land occupation

Dispute over future of SANRAL land

By Velani Ludidi - 19 April 2019
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Immigrant-owned shop saved by residents, later looted

Owner says this is the fourth time since 2007 he has had to flee. Police stretched to the limit

By Velani Ludidi - 12 April 2019
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Immigrant-owned shops ransacked in Strand

Residents blame land occupiers, but occupiers deny involvement

By Velani Ludidi - 12 April 2019
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First shacks demolished in Strand land occupation

Land occupiers clash with Red Ants and police

By Velani Ludidi - 11 April 2019
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New land occupation starts in Strand

Private land owned by construction company has stood vacant for over a decade

By Velani Ludidi - 8 April 2019
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Family of 10 left homeless after farm eviction

Ethical trade association to review Windmeul Kelder wine farm

By Barbara Maregele and Velani Ludidi - 29 March 2019
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“This is not a man’s world”: protesters demand construction jobs for women

Lower Crossroads residents bring school construction to a halt

By Velani Ludidi - 27 March 2019
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Week of housing protests at Sir Lowry’s Pass

Residents say their area is neglected and their councillor ignores them

By Velani Ludidi - 26 March 2019