Articles by James Stent

“I was in my room washing. Then they threw me outside.” Bulelani Qolani describes how he was dragged naked from his shack

“The video of me is important so people see the City of Cape Town”

By James Stent - 2 July 2020

City of Cape Town Law Enforcement drag naked man out of his house

City says incident is being investigated

By James Stent - 1 July 2020

Covid-19 headache was worse than surgery or childbirth, says Cape Town woman

Woodstock family describes life under Covid-19 quarantine

By James Stent - 25 June 2020

Stun grenades thrown at Parliament protesters

March against gender-based violence marred by group of drunk men

By James Stent - 24 June 2020

Protest in Hout Bay over payment for lobster rights

Local communities hit by collapse of global lobster trade

By James Stent - 24 June 2020

Community Chest houses homeless group in its office for winter

City of Cape Town says Culemborg shelter will be completed by end of June

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 22 June 2020

City councillor Zahid Badroodien says there’s room for homeless people in Cape Town’s shelters. But our investigation found very few empty places

GroundUp contacted shelters across the city

By James Stent - 17 June 2020

Conflict in Hout Bay as City demolishes structures

Teargas, rubber bullets and stones exchanged between police and residents

By James Stent - 11 June 2020

Judgment on Strandfontein camp case reserved

City of Cape Town and SAHRC dispute legal costs

By James Stent - 10 June 2020

Homeless immigrants secure winter shelter

But a couple of dozen others still live in Cape Town park

By James Stent - 10 June 2020

Living with cancer during Covid-19

A breast cancer patient shares her lockdown experience

By James Stent - 5 June 2020

Homeless sleep outside “incomplete” City shelter

City says group living outside the Culemborg shelter site is hampering its completion

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 5 June 2020

Six die from methanol poisoning in Cape Town

Four more in a critical condition

By James Stent - 2 June 2020

Is it wise to restart school on Monday?

Western Cape department is confident about readiness. Union says return should have been delayed.

By James Stent - 29 May 2020

Strandfontein homeless site closes

City says Culemborg site will accommodate 96 of the estimated 180 homeless people now living under the overpass

By James Stent and Lucas Nowicki - 25 May 2020

Evictions: When is a shack occupied and when is it not?

The battle to find out which criteria are used by the City of Cape Town

By James Stent - 22 May 2020