Activists threaten to take over unused land and farms

Call for state to form compact with civil society to drive land reform

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 28 September 2020

City gets court interdict to clean Dunoon toilets

Sanitech has had to be accompanied by law enforcement

By Peter Luhanga - 28 September 2020

Artist hopes portrait will haunt police

A life-sized portrait has been placed near the police station where a sex worker died in custody

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

We are living in liquid shit, say eThembeni families

City of Cape Town says it’s not possible to drain away dirty water after sewage pipe burst

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 September 2020

Little hope for Knysna’s 9,000 backyarders

“I grew up as a backyard dweller and now I am raising my children as one”

By Siphokazi Mnyobe - 16 September 2020

No arrests after deaf boy mauled by dogs

Eleven-year-old Jeniel Jafta uses a wheelchair and his right arm was amputated

By Siphokazi Mnyobe - 14 September 2020

Councillor defends Cape Town’s record on homeless people

“Cape Town sprang into action, reaching roughly double the number of homeless persons compared to the whole of Gauteng”

By Zahid Badroodien - 11 September 2020

Spatial injustice remains at core of rising inequality

Activists believe a radical “new normal” is needed for land reform

By Kyla Hazell and Nkosikhona Swartbooi - 10 September 2020