Articles for Qaqamba Falithenjwa

Book worms: Philippi learners ace Arts Centre book quiz

Learners compete to show they can read for meaning


Brief | 28 November 2023

Stock theft is making township farmers’ hard lives harder

Urban livestock are a soft target for criminals

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News | 27 November 2023

Activists doorstop police to demand answers for brutal barbershop assault

Police and IPID silent on the investigation into the assault of Juma Igiranieza on 7 November


Brief | 15 November 2023

Activists demand end to TotalEnergies offshore drilling

The French multinational company wants to drill for oil and gas along the coastline near Cape Town, the West Coast and the Garden Route


Brief | 4 November 2023

Church blocks plan to build school in Philippi

SANCO has stepped in to intervene and leaders have now escalated the matter to the authorities


News | 2 November 2023

R350-a-month grant to be extended to March 2025

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announces extension of Covid-19 grant

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Brief | 1 November 2023

Disability grant applicants sleep outside this SASSA office

SASSA admitted that there had been “technical challenges with the online system” but that these had since been resolved


News | 27 October 2023

This is how I try to survive crime in Philippi

Living in Samora Machel, Cape Town, you hear gunshots any time of the day


News | 17 October 2023

Animal clinic staff beaten and robbed at gunpoint

Mdzananda staff were busy building a fence for Khayelitsha residents who wanted to adopt a dog


Brief | 13 October 2023

Some pensioners are still queuing for hours for their grants

But payments seem to be going more smoothly, at least in some places

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News | 4 October 2023

In photos: Cape Town children celebrate Heritage Day with traditional games

Indigenous games like morabaraba “remind children who they are”, says coach


Brief | 26 September 2023

CPUT agrees to increase payment to private residence after students locked out

This is despite the owner of 210 Long Street not meeting all NSFAS requirements of a fully accredited accommodation.


News | 18 September 2023

Postbank board axed over unlawful contracts

Over 600,000 beneficiaries were affected by last week’s system failure, Ministers confirm

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News | 14 September 2023

“System glitch” stalls social grant payments to pensioners

Postbank says problem has mostly been resolved

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News | 6 September 2023

Elderly Gugulethu women celebrated at end of Women’s Month

“Our own children don’t take care of us, they neglect us. These clubs help us feel accepted and loved” says pensioner.


Brief | 1 September 2023

Potholes, broken drains and crime: you’ve got to be brave to drive in Samora Machel

Sewage oozes onto the streets and there are holes in the main roads


News | 29 August 2023