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No justice for assassinated Abahlali activists

Investigating officer claimed no knowledge of S’fiso Ngcobo’s case, hung up the phone, and blocked our number

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 12 September 2018
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“I called the police many times but they never came”

What victims and perpetrators of Soweto’s xenophobic violence say

By Mosa Damane - 10 September 2018
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We will not be intimidated, says Abahlali leader

Activists defy persistent threats in KZN

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 5 September 2018
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Puppets bring the dangers of drugs to life

Ukwanda Puppet Collective on school tour

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 August 2018
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Allegations of violence at Helen Bowden Nurses Home

Residents of the occupation report that their lives are safer, but domestic violence does occur

By GroundUp Staff - 29 August 2018
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Dirty tricks: The battle to control the Helen Bowden and Woodstock Hospital occupations

There have been violent attempts to take over Helen Bowden and a smear campaign against Ndifuna Ukwazi’s leaders

By GroundUp Staff - 29 August 2018
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Stand off between Old Mutual and Khayelitsha occupiers

Residents were removed but returned almost immediately

By Vincent Lali - 13 August 2018
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Room with a view: Occupiers explain why they have moved into a dilapidated Waterfront property

Living closer to the city has made life much easier

By Thembela Ntongana - 26 July 2018
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Police and protesters accused of brutality in Hermanus

Cele promises to bring IPID to Zwelihle to investigate

By Tariro Washinyira and Chumani Mazwi - 25 July 2018
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Coal mine opponents targeted on social media

“Powerful interests use violence and threats to cut off those defending human rights”

By John Yeld - 24 July 2018
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Cape Town’s neglected council flats

City says it will spend R147 million on upgrades to the rental units it owns

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Thembela Ntongana - 24 July 2018
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How Bo-Kaap’s rising property prices are threatening a community

But many of the neighbourhood’s cash-poor, asset-rich homeowners are resisting the temptation to sell

Text by Aidan Jones. Photos by Barry Christianson. - 9 July 2018
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Cape Town residents wait days for ambulance

Stark divide between Bonnytoun’s coloured and black residents, but all await houses

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 6 July 2018
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Battle for Bo-Kaap’s future

Residents are protesting against gentrification but a heritage consultant is sceptical of “nostalgia of an imagined past”

Text by Aidan Jones. Photos by Barry Christianson. - 26 June 2018
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Why families occupied land in Parkwood

“Politicians come and make promises they can’t keep”

By Barbara Maregele - 19 June 2018
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18-year-old informal miner mourns his dead friend

It’s hard to go underground, but life must go on, says Tawanda

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 14 June 2018