No progress for the “rainbow nation” without redress, says artist

In Things we lost in the Rainbow, artist Athi-Patra Ruga tries to reclaim the spaces from which he and many others have been historically exiled

By Ashraf Hendricks - 21 September 2018
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Residents of Marikana informal settlement left in the dark

A year after High Court ordered City of Cape Town to buy the land but the matter is still in court

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 September 2018
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Zimbabwean teachers in SA unpaid for months

Western Cape Education Department says Home Affairs is to blame

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 September 2018
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Sea Point security company in court over provident fund contributions

Proexec owners say they are cash-strapped and unable to pay

By Barbara Maregele - 20 September 2018
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City of Cape Town fails to explain R140m property sale bungle

But there is a solution that can benefit the city’s residents

By Daneel Knoetze - 20 September 2018
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Wheelchair users demand better transport

City’s Dial-a-Ride service criticised for being pricey

By Thembela Ntongana - 19 September 2018
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110 families in Mfuleni have no taps, toilets, electricity or even rubbish bin bags

“Government never told us where we should live after we had to move out”

By Vincent Lali - 18 September 2018
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Residents of informal settlement in Philippi demand electrification

City of Cape Town says permission must be obtained from PRASA, which owns the land the settlement is on

By Vincent Lali - 17 September 2018
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Homeless people face an uphill battle to get disability grants

“They seldom have an ID and cannot provide proof of residence”

By Sophia Wilhelm and Tariro Washinyira - 14 September 2018
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Guitar duo serenades Cape Town’s commuters

Thabani Dube from Durban and Jose Monteiro Nungidi from DRC met on a train and are now doing what they love for a living

By Bernard Chiguvare - 14 September 2018
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Zwelitsha shack-dwellers are building their own toilets and roads

Settlement not a priority, says City of Cape Town

By Vincent Lali - 14 September 2018
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Home Affairs taking nine months to process permits for Zimbabweans

Some Zimbabweans who applied last year are still waiting as September deadline looms for ZEP permits

By Tariro Washinyira - 14 September 2018
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Metrorail activists call for national disaster to be declared

The very contemplation of a train journey strikes fear into passengers’ hearts, says #UniteBehind

By Thembela Ntongana - 13 September 2018
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Did Cape Town lose millions on Foreshore land sale?

City appears to have sold property to Growthpoint for R1,880 instead of R5,000 per square metre of possible floor space

By Daneel Knoetze - 13 September 2018
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End corruption and nepotism in land redistribution, protesters tell government

“If we don’t get the land back, we won’t allow the general elections to happen”

By Vincent Lali - 12 September 2018
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Township residents march on Parliament as crime statistics are released

“We sleep hearing gunshots and wake up hearing gunshots”

By Thembela Ntongana and Sophia Wilhelm - 11 September 2018