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Loyiso Basso left gang life to open a restaurant

Mgoli’s corner in Khayelitsha has been running for two years

By Velani Ludidi - 17 July 2019
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Parents protest after school hit by spate of robberies

Education MEC laments increasing burglaries in Western Cape schools

By Velani Ludidi and GroundUp Staff - 16 July 2019
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Masiphumelele’s R15-million new taxi rank cannot operate

City says taxi association has refused to sign a memorandum of agreement

By Ella Ndongeni - 15 July 2019
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Shelter supports City’s approach to homeless people

“Exemptions from the bylaw for homeless people will increase impunity and lead to worse social conditions on the street” says CEO of Haven Night Shelter

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 15 July 2019

Massive police operation on Cape Flats

First night raid takes place in Bheki Cele’s promised response to spike in murders

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 July 2019
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Policing forums demand state of emergency in “gang-infested” areas

Bheki Cele announced on Thursday night that the SANDF would be deployed to several townships on the Cape Flats to assist with policing measures to curb crime

By Velani Ludidi - 12 July 2019
Youth from Vrygrond build a sculpture titled "Ubuntu"

Township youths build exquisite sculpture

It doesn’t make all the violence stop but it reminds people that there is beauty in the world, says volunteer

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 July 2019
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Parents lock principal up in primary school

“We want each classroom to have 30 kids like in white schools” says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 11 July 2019
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Cape Town’s children seem to be getting healthier

Cases of diarrhoea and malnutrition have dropped

By Elsabé Brits - 11 July 2019
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Philippi mother: “I could hear the gunshots from church”

Bheki Cele visited the home where six women were shot dead last Friday night. Five men were also gunned down in two separate incidents on the same weekend in the area.

By Velani Ludidi - 11 July 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Cape Town property deal needs independent investigation

Growthpoint’s explanation for Foreshore property sale is unconvincing, but the City has the hardest questions to answer

By GroundUp Editors - 11 July 2019
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South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistance

Local man develops resistance to new TB medicine despite good adherence

By Elsabé Brits - 10 July 2019
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“They don’t want the world to know we exist” says Olympic Park resident

Residents of an informal settlement opposite Maitland Cemetery believe the City has neglected them

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 July 2019
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Home Affairs misses deadline for Cape Town refugee office, says LRC

“The non-responsiveness by Home Affairs left no room for us to engage with them”

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 July 2019
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Family loses three children in Philippi shootings

Sikelela, Sonwabo and Aphiwe Zwelibi were among the 11 people shot dead last weekend

By Velani Ludidi - 9 July 2019
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Minister hears allegations against police after 11 murdered on weekend

Residents claim police are under resourced, corrupt, in cahoots with criminals, and that the station commander hasn’t been seen since 2018.

By Vincent Lali - 9 July 2019