Articles by Ella Ndongeni

No sign of the long-awaited relocation in Masiphumelele

1,000 families had expected to be moved to Erf 5131 in October


28 November 2019

Four years after Masiphumele fire, survivors still live in temporary one-room shacks

About 40 families say they need to be relocated


19 November 2019

Still no houses for Redhill residents

City of Cape Town says construction will start this month


11 November 2019

Sea Point arrest complaint substantiated says police ombudsman

But two months after Esethu Mcinjana was arrested, still no word from SAPS


1 August 2019

Masiphumelele’s R15-million new taxi rank cannot operate

City says taxi association has refused to sign a memorandum of agreement


15 July 2019

Child-headed household faces bleak future

Siyanda Nyovane is head of his household and lives in a shack. The 19-year-old has kept himself and his younger brother in school for years


2 July 2019

Masiphumelele fire station set to open this year

The project was set back by nearly two years over the appointment of the contractor


27 June 2019

Investigation into Esethu Mcinjana arrest “almost finalised” say police

A month later, police have not yet returned Mcinjana’s house keys to her


24 June 2019

Homeless but living in a community hall

Hangberg shack fire victims say they should be given houses


11 June 2019

Two years after fire, Hout Bay residents are crammed in disused buildings

City blames ongoing court case for delays in re-establishing settlement in Imizamo Yethu


10 June 2019

Vrygrond demolitions: Plato promises to take action

Mayor pledges to return to community with housing plans


3 June 2019

Woman arrested in Sea Point gets job

Hotel asked Esethu Mcinjana to come back for interview


27 May 2019

A woman was taking selfies on a Sea Point bench. She was arrested and locked in a cell overnight

The “vehicle-breaking” equipment in Esethu Mcinjana’s handbag was a gate remote


23 May 2019

“Everything that I worked hard for is burnt to ashes”

Over 200 left homeless by Masiphumelele fire


20 May 2019

Families left in shipping containers for 12 years

22 Langa families were moved out for a hostel upgrade in 2006


17 April 2019

Langa residents march to police station on Saturday night

“If you go to the police station after midnight, you will find it closed”


8 April 2019