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Masiphumelele residents fear being trapped if there’s a fire

New location has narrow roads and a fence surrounding it

By Thembela Ntongana - 30 November 2016

Masiphumelele activist jailed for breaking bail conditions

Lubabalo Vellem also accused of stabbing police van tyres

By Thembela Ntongana - 30 November 2016
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Night patrols started in Masiphumelele

Many residents believe it will reduce crime

By Thembela Ntongana - 11 November 2016
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Charges dropped against 27 in Masiphumelele public violence case

State failed to produce the docket in court

By Thembela Ntongana - 22 September 2016
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Masiphumelele holds vigil for murdered 14-year-old

Amani Pula had dreams of becoming a soccer player

By Thembela Ntongana - 15 September 2016
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Sun brings relief to flooded Masiphumelele

Heavy rains swamp informal settlement

By Thembela Ntongana - 27 July 2016
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Masiphumelele residents stay away from work during court case

About 300 residents marched to Simon’s Town Magistrates' Court today in support of 43 community members arrested last year for public violence

By Thembela Ntongana - 14 June 2016
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Masiphumelele taxis vs residents: community leader confident agreement is imminent

It appears there is progress towards a peace agreement between the Masiphumelele community and the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata).

By GroundUp Staff - 11 May 2016
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Taxi drivers versus Masiphumelele

Residents are boycotting taxis, while taxi drivers are vetting who goes in and out of the township

By GroundUp Staff - 9 May 2016
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Hundreds of Masiphumelele residents march to court

Community leader Lubabalo Vellem denied bail ammendment

By Thembela Ntongana - 4 May 2016
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Masiphumelele in lockdown

Roads blocked and workers and learners told to stay home

By GroundUp Staff - 3 May 2016
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Mobile police station is a “sleep van”, says resident

Vusi Pikoli hears Masiphumelele residents' complaints about cops

By Thembela Ntongana - 14 April 2016
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Masiphumelele community opposes R4 million fence

Community leaders say money would be better spent improving the township

By Thembela Ntongana - 8 April 2016
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Dozens of Masiphumelele fire victims still homeless

“We are not here because we like it," says community hall resident

By Thembela Ntongana - 4 March 2016
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Hundreds still homeless in Masiphumelele

Grandmother describes how she had to sleep rough

By Thembela Ntongana - 28 January 2016
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‘City lied about land’ claim Masiphumelele leaders

Many people without land are still living in the community hall following last year’s fire

By Steve Kretzmann - 21 January 2016