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From security guard to successful pig farmer

Cape Town woman started with just three pigs

By Velani Ludidi - 25 March 2019
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Refugee children turned away by Cape schools

Immigrant parents battle red tape to get their kids in school

By Tariro Washinyira - 22 March 2019
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Cape Flats residents protest for houses

Protesters demanded to see MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela, and then burnt tyres when he did not address them

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 March 2019
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Radical new housing deal proposed to break apartheid barriers

City of Cape Town could use its golf courses and bowling greens for low cost housing, says report

By Steve Kretzmann - 20 March 2019
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Police officers march to Parliament

Protesters say they have been overlooked for promotions

By Ashraf Hendricks - 19 March 2019
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Cape Town women’s group pools money to build houses

It’s a stokvel with a difference

By Velani Ludidi - 19 March 2019
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Frustrated by lack of services, shack dwellers block Baden Powell Drive

“The City will never help us until we protest.”

By Vincent Lali - 18 March 2019
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Masiphumelele shack dwellers threaten to occupy land if City doesn’t give dates for new houses

Plato blames De Lille for making promises to community. De Lille says: “He’s talking nonsense.”

By Ella Ndongeni and GroundUp Staff - 18 March 2019
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Cape Town shack dwellers march for RDP houses

“As long as each family has a tap, a toilet, and a box of electricity, we will be happy.”

By Vincent Lali - 15 March 2019
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Quack claims about oxygen treatment are dangerous

Charlatans exploit patients for financial gain, say doctors

By Natasha Bolognesi - 15 March 2019
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Life in Woodstock Hospital

An abandoned state-owned property has become home to over 700 people

By Sebastian Moronell - 15 March 2019
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New Sea Point skyscraper to include affordable housing

Planning tribunal approves new apartment block

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 March 2019
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Janitors face losing battle in Khayelitsha as taps fail

City investigating low water pressure problem

By Vincent Lali - 12 March 2019
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R3 million lifeline for indebted CPUT students

Funds is for academically deserving students who were unable to register because of outstanding fees

By Velani Ludidi - 12 March 2019
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District Six claimaints frustrated after state fails to deliver plan

But chair of of District Six Working Committee hopes there will be restitution within three years

By Sebastian Moronell - 11 March 2019
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Women farm workers demand end to labour abuses

Lack of enforcement of the law has lead to widespread violation of the rights of women farm workers, says NGO

By Vincent Lali - 11 March 2019