SOCIETY

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Constitutional Court rules that interim divorce orders may not be appealed

But the door has been left open for future litigation on interim orders

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 20 August 2019
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Somalian shops in Khayelitsha looted after shooting

“It was no longer about the shooting anymore but hatred towards us Somalians” says shop owner

By Velani Ludidi - 29 July 2019
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How the Barn is helping Khayelitsha’s entrepreneurs

Non-profit technology hub offers office space for people to run their businesses

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 July 2019
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“We don’t grow plants, we grow people”

Streetscapes’ urban gardens offer people living on the streets a way to reintegrate with society

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 July 2019
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Latest study finds over 6,000 people living on the streets of Cape Town

Mayor Plato says there is a need for more safe spaces for homeless people

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 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
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No shelters for Johannesburg’s homeless

City says 10,000 people are living on its streets, but it only funds one shelter

By Chris Gilili - 8 July 2019
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Child-headed household faces bleak future

Siyanda Nyovane is head of his household and lives in a shack. The 19-year-old has kept himself and his younger brother in school for years

By Ella Ndongeni - 2 July 2019
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Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

“When it rains, it’s trouble. Guys are falling all the time.”

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 2 July 2019
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The right to die with dignity

We need to change our law

By Lee-Anne Bruce and Sheena Swemmer - 19 June 2019
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Western Cape seniors taste benefits of Ikamva Labantu clubs

Confidence returns as elderly enjoy activities, company and affirmation

By Tariro Washinyira - 14 June 2019
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Families fear graves have been robbed in Langa cemetery

“Back in the day we respected the cemetery and were scared to even point at graves”

By Velani Ludidi - 30 April 2019
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Cape Town’s roadside chicken sellers

“What I love about this business is that it is outside. I’m not enclosed in a building.”

By Masixole Feni - 18 April 2019
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Midrand crèche has community support but needs cash

An informal early childhood development centre has closed due to a lack of funds

By Zoë Postman - 25 March 2019
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Protesters extort cash and goods from immigrant shopkeepers

“I always give them two litres of paraffin for burning tyres during protests”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 21 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