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Much needed rain brings flooding to Cape Town

Disaster Management reports no major incidents

By Velani Ludidi - 20 May 2019
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We have nowhere to train, say Mitchells Plain learners

School trying to raise money for a sports field

By Ashraf Hendricks - 20 May 2019
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“Everything that I worked hard for is burnt to ashes”

Over 200 left homeless by Masiphumelele fire

By Ella Ndongeni - 20 May 2019
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Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August

Two decades later, District Six claimants still have no idea when they’re going to receive restitution

By Kristine Liao - 17 May 2019
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Drug epidemic overloads state social workers

They make a big difference to people’s lives but the work is tough

By Barbara Maregele - 17 May 2019
Thousands of learners in Kraaifontein protest again overcrowding

Thousands of learners protest in Kraaifontein

Frustration with overcrowded classrooms

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 May 2019
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Fisantekraal residents unhappy with quality of RDP houses

They demand the Public Protector intervenes

By Vincent Lali - 16 May 2019
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Learners and teachers shut down overcrowded Kraaifontein school

“I battle to check whether all 70 learners [in my class] have done their homework” says teacher

By Vincent Lali - 16 May 2019
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Desalination plant ends contract with City of Cape Town

Waterfront’s dirty sea water causes dispute that is heading to court

By Kristine Liao - 15 May 2019
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Informal settlements need better rubbish collection

Reform of the system is necessary to “keep Cape Town clean”

By Emma Green - 15 May 2019
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“I am left with this blanket and winter is coming”

Strand land occupiers who are staying in community halls say they have nowhere to go

Text by Velani Ludidi. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 14 May 2019
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Parents block school gates, demanding more teachers

But department says no shortage was reported

By Velani Ludidi - 13 May 2019
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Gugulethu backyarders make community hall their home

Occupiers hope to benefit from new housing project, but it’s not certain they will

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 May 2019
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Ocean View care centre faces uncertain future

Founder says he won’t close the place unless “forced to”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 May 2019
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Langa’s dirty hostels have not improved in 20 years, say residents

But City has plan to upgrade them, says councillor

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 May 2019
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No lights, no security and piles of rubbish at Parow train station

Commuters say they don’t feel safe

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 May 2019