Brief

Cape High Court rules closure of refugee centre was unreasonable and irrational

On Wednesday 25 July, Judge Dennis Davis of the Cape High Court ruled in favour of continued access to the Cape Town Refugee Reception Office (CTRRO) for new asylum applicants.

Veronica Washaya

1 August 2012

Delft gets a new Maternity Unit

A new Maternity unit has opened its doors at the local Day Hospital in Delft.

Janine Fortuin

1 August 2012

Selling building material

Lucas Manya works at a stand selling building material in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

Nokubonga Yawa

25 July 2012

The alternative Grahamstown festival

The Grahamstown Arts Festival is world famous for its many plays and music performances. But there's a lesser known alternative festival which takes place along side it, called the Rhini Festival of Resistance.

Nokubonga Yawa

18 July 2012

Youths learn about the Constitution and the importance of activism

The Constitutional Literacy and Service Initiative (CLASI) ran a camp for learners from different schools about the Constitution at the District 6 Museum from 2 to 4 July.

Nokubonga Yawa

18 July 2012

Khayelitsha winter in photos

Phumeza Mlungwana took photos of the effects of winter flooding on Khayelitsha's RR and TR sections.

Phumeza Mlungwana

11 July 2012

Murdered Nyanga activist for lesbian rights remembered

A memorial service was held for Phumeza Nkolonzi on 5 July in Nyanga.

Nokubonga Yawa

11 July 2012

Getting to work from Khayelitsha by bus

GroundUp journalist Nokobonga Yawa explains how she travels to work in Rondebosch from one of Khayelitsha's suburbs.

Nokubonga Yawa

4 July 2012

Site C residents’ homes flooded

Hundreds of people living in Site C Khayelitsha have been affected by flooding caused by winter weather.

Nokubonga Yawa

4 July 2012

PASSOP report on discrimination against immigrants with different sexual orientations

Last week, People Against Suffering Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) launched a report titled, "A Dream Deferred on Lesbians Gays Bisexuals Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) in the Immigrant Community."

Veronica Washaya

4 July 2012

Getting kids off the street: Homestead parents and children day

Homestead is a non-profit organisation in Khayelitsha dedicated to helping street children.

Nokubonga Yawa

4 July 2012

Equal Education picketing for better school infrastructure

Equal Education picketed outside Parliament on 28 June because, the organisation alleges, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has missed her third deadline for filing her answering affidavit in a court case the organisation has brought against her.

Morgan Dzakowic

4 July 2012

JHB HIV youth awareness event encourages people to get tested

The City of Johannesburg hosted a youth event on 29 June 2012 in Thembisa to create awareness on HIV.

Nokubonga Yawa

4 July 2012

Burning Barmooda Lounge: the end of an era

A lot of party animals will know Barmooda Lounge in Observatory Cape Town.

Nokubonga Yawa

27 June 2012