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R1 billion to be spent on Cape Town’s broken Central Line, promises PRASA

But line still won’t be fully open until 2021

By Lucas Nowicki - 23 January 2020
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Rondebosch golf club: City of Cape Town accused of subsidising the wealthy elite

But City says renewal of lease is justified

By Lucas Nowicki - 23 January 2020
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We have become mosquito food, say families living along filthy canal

Part of Gugulethu canal clogged with rubbish after employment dispute

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 22 January 2020
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Witsand residents protest against arrest of street patrollers

12 members of patrol face charges including assault, kidnapping, and attempted murder

By Peter Luhanga - 21 January 2020
The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has conditionally approved the enormous Boulders wind farm project. Iaken from the Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report by CES (cop

Huge West Coast wind farm approved

But conditions include a revised environmental management plan and site layout

By John Yeld - 21 January 2020
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City of Cape Town refuses to say how many shacks were demolished at the weekend

Zweledinga informal settlement in Khayelitsha destroyed

By Vincent Lali - 21 January 2020

Three months after they move in, family’s RDP house burns down

Fire in Wallacedene destroys 85 homes

By Mosima Rafapa - 20 January 2020
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Fed-up after 20 years on a waiting list, gogo builds her own house

Gloria Matebe collected the wood to build her new home from a nearby dumpsite

By Mpumi Kiva - 17 January 2020
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Bonnytoun residents ignored by City of Cape Town

“We will not protest and destroy infrastructure like other communities do, but we are asking the City to do their work.”

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 January 2020
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Woodstock pensioner fights her eviction

Landlord pushed up rent by 37%

By Liezl Human - 16 January 2020
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“Travelling on the Metrorail network is easy” says Metrorail. Really?

In a country which claims to be headed for “a better life for all” it is outrageous that thousands of commuters can be abandoned to a failing public transport system

By GroundUp Editors - 15 January 2020
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50 to a class in Bishop Lavis primary school

Community and school come together to instill “values” in children

By Ashraf Hendricks - 15 January 2020
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Dozens of learners without uniforms, stationery after devastating fire

Residents blame municipality for failing to move them to “promised land”

By Velani Ludidi - 15 January 2020
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Denying people in wheelchairs access to shops is discriminatory, argues lawyer

Mitchells Plain shop owner says policy was implemented to stop “rampant shoplifting”

By Barbara Maregele and Mosima Rafapa - 15 January 2020
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Diary of a Metrorail kid

The daily gamble with commuters’ time

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2020
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Gugulethu residents accuse taxi drivers of crime

Avanza private car taxi operators accused of rape and robbery

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 January 2020