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City accused of destroying occupied shacks in Khayelitsha

Authorities say shacks were unoccupied but residents say otherwise

By Vincent Lali - 15 January 2019
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Families still without electricity, four years after fire

No electricity can be installed in wetlands, says City of Cape Town

By Thembela Ntongana - 15 January 2019
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SGB shuts down school after dispute with principal

Learners want the school reopened

By Peter Luhanga - 14 January 2019

“Overcrowded” Bishop Lavis school to get more teachers

Activists say they will continue protests at other schools in the area

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 January 2019
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Ghanaian matriculant battles with Home Affairs over documents

Ebenezer Odei has been accepted to study at UCT but his residency status causes funding delays

By Tariro Washinyira - 11 January 2019
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From struggling in grade 10 to school’s top student in matric

Masiphumelele High School teen will begin studying mechanical engineering at UCT this year

By Thembela Ntongana - 10 January 2019
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City puts an end to land occupation in Mfuleni

Desperate and unemployed mother says she has “nowhere else to go”

By Vincent Lali - 9 January 2019
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Over 70 learners in one classroom at Bishop Lavis school

Education department has until Friday to respond to calls for more teachers, a janitor, and better security at the school

By Barbara Maregele - 9 January 2019
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Mfuleni leaders detain principals in spat with education department

Officials stand firm that staffing at schools is decided by education department, not communities

By Vincent Lali - 9 January 2019
Lerato Ruth Sihlangu and her Auntie, Noncedo Mlilwana outside their home in Mfuleni. Sihlangu matriculated amongst the top of her year at Masiyile High School in Khayelitsha. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Mfuleni matriculant reaps the rewards of working 18-hour days

“There is no secret to success. It’s about preparation, hard work and learning from failures.”

By Lucas Nowicki - 8 January 2019
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Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

But the cost of taking goods back rises over Christmas

By Bernard Chiguvare - 18 December 2018
For their Christmas party, The Service Dining Rooms plan to feed at least 400 people in need.

Serving hungry people for over 80 years

The Service Dining Rooms provides over 3,500 meals a week

By Ashraf Hendricks - 18 December 2018
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Court rules that allocation of police in Western Cape is discriminatory

Victory for Social Justice Coalition may result in poorer areas getting more officers

By Thembela Ntongana and GroundUp Staff - 14 December 2018
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The daily struggle of living in a wheelchair in a shack

“The simplest things, like brushing your teeth, require work”

By Thembela Ntongana - 14 December 2018
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New social grant for families

Deadline approaches for key amendments to foster care grants

By Kim Reynolds - 14 December 2018
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Backyarders complain of City’s incomplete toilet installation

“What’s the use – they give a toilet but it doesn’t work,” says Parkwood resident

By Barbara Maregele - 14 December 2018