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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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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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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
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Nightmare start to 2020 for thousands of Cape Town commuters

Khayelitsha bus and train services still suspended

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Tariro Washinyira - 13 January 2020
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From street child to open water athlete

Thabiso Molefi ran away from home at 14. Five years later he swam from Robben Island to Blouberg

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 January 2020
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Greenmarket Square refugees have split into “two hostile groups”

Reverend Alan Storey’s church has provided shelter to hundreds of people for months but the situation has become untenable

By Lucas Nowicki - 10 January 2020
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Clinic closes to most patients after burglary

Kuyasa clinic usually treats about 400 patients per day

By Vincent Lali - 10 January 2020
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“We had no idea he couldn’t walk” claims shop owner who refused access to child in wheelchair

But child’s mom hits back in Equality Court papers

By Barbara Maregele - 9 January 2020