News

Khayelitsha land occupiers call for water, toilets and rubbish collection

“Those who succeed in occupying illegally and knowing there are no services on the land unfortunately do so at own risk” says Malusi Booi

By Vincent Lali - 23 September 2020

Municipality fights editor’s victory

Makhado Municipality applies for leave to appeal against court ruling on access to tender details

By Tania Broughton - 23 September 2020

Province and City to appeal Tafelberg judgment

Cape Town housing activists decry government decision

By James Stent - 22 September 2020

Municipal tribunal gives go-ahead to mega-development at Two Rivers Urban Park

Developer says Amazon will be anchor tenant

By Steve Kretzmann - 22 September 2020

Hundreds riot in Knysna after two shacks demolished

Shops looted as protest spills onto the N2 stopping traffic for hours

By Siphokazi Mnyobe - 22 September 2020

Stop making patients wait outside, TAC tells clinics

Patient describes how they fear nurses

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 September 2020

Concern over huge number of expiring refugee documents

Under Covid-19 lockdown validity was extended but asylum seekers have struggled

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 September 2020

Anger erupts over PE water shortages

“We will not tolerate this forever because water is a basic need”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Mkhuseli Sizani - 18 September 2020

“It’s so painful when you see old people drinking dirty, smelly water with animals”

27 communities “crippled by the lack of water access during the Covid-19 pandemic”

By Marecia Damons - 18 September 2020

“They stabbed and stoned my horses” says Fairview stable owner

Dippin Blu Horse Racing considers legal action against its former workers after protest

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 18 September 2020

Hopes for new Cape Town restaurant after Covid-19 devastated industry

“Local everything” should be industry’s new focus, says restaurateur

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 September 2020

73 workers dismissed for protest over unpaid Covid-19 relief funds

They also cannot access UIF benefits because the Department of Labour system shows that they are still employed

By Nokulunga Majola - 18 September 2020

City appeals against provincial authorisation of R4 billion River Club development

Environment department cites several concerns, particularly the risk of flooding

By Steve Kretzmann - 17 September 2020

“Scandal-ridden” Lottery board chairman to leave in November

Alfred Nevhutanda had refused to resign

By Raymond Joseph - 17 September 2020

Cape Town councillors and activists trade accusations over land occupations

20,000 shacks have been built since January but City says it only has money to build 2,000 houses

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 September 2020

Covid-19: “We are starving” says singer Vicky Sampson

About 50 musicians and performers picket outside Parliament demanding relief money

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 September 2020