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Homes demolished as storm hits Cape Town

Five shacks in Vrygrond were demolished on a rainy Thursday afternoon

By Lucas Nowicki - 11 July 2020

“Illegal strike” says department as teachers down tools at Kraaifontein school

Teachers say they are fed up with working conditions under Covid-19

By Vincent Lali - 10 July 2020

“We lived better on the farms” says evictee

Families tell of hardship since being relocated from a farm to an informal settlement in Wellington

By Liezl Human - 10 July 2020

Bulelani Qolani: What happened before he was dragged naked from his shack?

We have reviewed videos and interviewed witnesses

By Vincent Lali and James Stent - 9 July 2020

Human Rights Commission monitor closes primary school

Three teachers test positive for Covid-19

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 9 July 2020

Shacks demolished for fourth time in Tembisa since lockdown eased

Burning of materials shows heavy handedness and violence by metro police, says lawyer

By Zoë Postman - 9 July 2020

Land occupation in Midvaal the work of a criminal syndicate, says City

Walkerville “Big Six” say land must be taken from whites and given to black people

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 July 2020

“Anti-social behaviour” could soon disqualify you from renting from the City

Public comment on draft housing allocation policy open till 21 July

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and James Stent - 9 July 2020

New LGBTQI+ draft guidelines for schools critically flawed say education activists

Western Cape Education Department is evaluating comments on its Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Guidelines

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 July 2020

Raising an autistic child in a shack

“He once disappeared and it gave us a fright. Now I have to stay and watch him all the time.”

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 July 2020

Three months in prison for trying to recycle waste during lockdown

Reclaimers finally released from prison in Tshwane

By Zoë Postman - 8 July 2020

Leaders of Bobani land occupation flee settlement

“We called them the Mugabes because they refused to step down”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 July 2020

Truck drivers protest against employment of immigrants

Civic organisations warn of risks of xenophobia

By Joseph Chirume - 7 July 2020

Covid-19: water protesters target N2

Eastern Cape protesters say they can’t wash their hands as directed without clean water

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 7 July 2020

Glenn Sandler was 36 years old and healthy. Covid-19 plunged him into a coma for three weeks

Cape Town man slowly recovering after weeks on a ventilator

By James Stent - 7 July 2020

Shack with a swimming pool and Table Mountain view

But Viziyalo Madola’s community still shares just one toilet

By Peter Luhanga - 7 July 2020