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Homeless people ask judge to find Dan Plato and JP Smith in contempt of court

They allege that City of Cape Town officials have confiscated their private property in violation of a court order

By Raymond Joseph - 20 September 2019
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Children protest against gang violence after learners killed in Elsie’s River

“We are fed up! Enough is enough!”

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 20 September 2019
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Women-only train carriage proposal derailed

PRASA appears to have abandoned plan to set aside carriages for women and children

By Drew Wayland and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 September 2019
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89,000 children’s foster care grants at risk

Government promises to meet November deadline, but MPs are sceptical

By Barbara Maregele - 19 September 2019
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Fire rips through Joe Slovo settlement, destroying 50 houses

IDs, textbooks, school uniforms destroyed

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 18 September 2019
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Tender dispute disrupts City of Cape Town’s waste recycling

City still to appoint managers of drop-off facilities

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 September 2019
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Bonteheuwel women fight auction of their garden

Residents say they weren’t consulted about the sale, while city councillor encourages them to bid for the property

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 17 September 2019
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Protesters disrupt auction of evicted family’s house

Auctioneer says City of Cape Town “jumped through hoops” for evictees

By Drew Wayland - 17 September 2019
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80-year-old Woodstock man evicted from his home of 43 years

Family spends night on the street

By Drew Wayland - 17 September 2019
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“God take their penises away”

Kraaifontein women march in protest against violence against women

By Vincent Lali - 16 September 2019
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Housing activists take City of Cape Town to court

Activists want new developments in city centre to include affordable housing

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 14 September 2019
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Fire closes Mitchells Plain hospital

“The quick reaction time of the fire crews resulted in the fire being contained to the theater section of the hospital”

By Velani Ludidi - 13 September 2019
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CPUT students vow to continue shut down

“How can a protest allegedly in support of gender-based violence leave more casualties in its wake?” asks vice-chancellor

By Velani Ludidi - 13 September 2019
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Call for more churches to become places of refuge

Methodists hold silent protest against gender based violence

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Drew Wayland - 13 September 2019
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“We need to address the massive unemployment, inequality and poverty that allow violence”

Cape Town activists march against violence

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 September 2019
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Train derailed at Bellville station

About 20 minor injuries

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 September 2019