Articles by Ella Ndongeni

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Still no houses for Redhill residents

City of Cape Town says construction will start this month

By Ella Ndongeni - 11 November 2019
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Sea Point arrest complaint substantiated says police ombudsman

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

By Ella Ndongeni - 1 August 2019
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Masiphumelele’s R15-million new taxi rank cannot operate

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

By Ella Ndongeni - 15 July 2019
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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

By Ella Ndongeni - 2 July 2019
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Masiphumelele fire station set to open this year

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

By Ella Ndongeni - 27 June 2019
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Investigation into Esethu Mcinjana arrest “almost finalised” say police

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

By Ella Ndongeni - 24 June 2019
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Homeless but living in a community hall

Hangberg shack fire victims say they should be given houses

By Ella Ndongeni - 11 June 2019
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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

By Ella Ndongeni - 10 June 2019
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Vrygrond demolitions: Plato promises to take action

Mayor pledges to return to community with housing plans

By Ella Ndongeni - 3 June 2019
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Woman arrested in Sea Point gets job

Hotel asked Esethu Mcinjana to come back for interview

By Ella Ndongeni - 27 May 2019
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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

By Ella Ndongeni - 23 May 2019
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“Everything that I worked hard for is burnt to ashes”

Over 200 left homeless by Masiphumelele fire

By Ella Ndongeni - 20 May 2019
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Families left in shipping containers for 12 years

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

By Ella Ndongeni - 17 April 2019
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Langa residents march to police station on Saturday night

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

By Ella Ndongeni - 8 April 2019
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One thousand new homes earmarked for Masiphumelele

City commitment to start settling people in October follows long period of community discussions

By Ella Ndongeni - 1 April 2019
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Masiphumelele shack dwellers threaten to occupy land if City doesn’t give dates for new houses

Plato blames De Lille for making promises to community. De Lille says: “He’s talking nonsense.”

By Ella Ndongeni and GroundUp Staff - 18 March 2019