Articles by Drew Wayland

From plastic bottle to … plastic bottle: how Cape Town recycles

90% of South Africa’s waste is not recycled


22 November 2019

75-year-old SHAWCO to cut back activity after funding cuts

But medical projects will continue


11 November 2019

Public protector taken to court over PRASA corruption report

Activist group #UniteBehind accuses advocate Mkhwebane of ignoring state capture evidence


5 November 2019

Pharmacists asked to pledge support for NHI

South African Pharmacy Council sent unorthodox message


16 October 2019

SA has no reliable data on subsidised housing, says report

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance points to holes in data collection process


11 October 2019

JSC dismisses complaint by Judge Makhubele against Judge Tuchten

Ruling vindicates Tuchten’s judgment that raised serious questions about Makhubele’s conduct at PRASA


9 October 2019

City of Cape Town refuses to respond to activist prank

Organisers of Monday’s zombie rally sent out a spoof press release that claimed the City had agreed to their demands

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3 October 2019

Cape Town tennis academy is changing lives - and making champions

“People were hesitant to fund something like kids playing tennis when there might be so many other pressing problems in South Africa”


30 September 2019

Women-only train carriage proposal derailed

PRASA appears to have abandoned plan to set aside carriages for women and children

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20 September 2019

Protesters disrupt auction of evicted family’s house

Auctioneer says City of Cape Town “jumped through hoops” for evictees


17 September 2019

80-year-old Woodstock man evicted from his home of 43 years

Family spends night on the street


17 September 2019

Call for more churches to become places of refuge

Methodists hold silent protest against gender based violence

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13 September 2019

“Proper shelter can change a person completely”

The City of Cape Town has relocated people to the Pickwick site close to the city centre. And it’s working.


6 September 2019

#AmINextProtest: Ramaphosa promises action to a sceptical crowd

Protesters refuse to sing the national anthem

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5 September 2019

SA men must do their share in the home, says Oxfam

In Africa, the gap between time spent by men and women is bigger only in Malawi


3 September 2019