SOCIETY

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Sheep shearing shed used as a day care centre for 50 children

Community desperate for funds to finish building a proper centre

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 October 2018
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Women create refuge for abused people living with disability

“In one house a child was tied to a fridge”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 September 2018

Woman opens her home to abandoned children

Nomtha Mboneli is caring for ten children in her village in the rural Eastern Cape

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 6 September 2018
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Gogos get tent for shelter

Avbob Funeral Services says it will keep on supporting Grace Mnikathi’s sanctuary for the elderly

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 August 2018
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Youth give blind woman’s house a makeover on Mandela Day

“My soul is very happy today. These youth are following the good example of Madiba.”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 July 2018
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IN PHOTOS: Capetonians observe Ramadan

Muslim community end each day’s fast with prayer and delicious food

By Barry Christianson - 15 June 2018
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Never too old to compete for gold

Thousands join the Cape Town Games for Older Living

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 April 2018
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School children recycle waste for food

“This is helping my family very much because my parents do not work,” says seventh-grader

By Joseph Chirume - 3 April 2018
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Call for action against abusive churches

Speak the Truth marches in Braamfontein

By GroundUp Reporter - 15 March 2018
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Living in the hell of Whoonga Park

Murder, rape, crime, homelessness, abuse by police … daily life for whoonga users

By Nomfundo Xolo - 6 February 2018
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In photos: Cape Town’s favourite public space

Thousands visit Sea Point pool, one of the few municipal pools operating during the drought

By Barry Christianson - 8 January 2018
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Health department wants to close informal facility for destitute people

Khululabantu Bam centre in Butterworth described as “not appropriate” for mentally ill

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 20 November 2017
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Residents object to R1.6 million fence for Wynberg Park

City says it is going ahead but will assess the fence route and meet the community

By Tariro Washinyira - 15 November 2017

Gogos get a health kick out of soccer

Bafana Bafana better watch out says team of 60 to 80-year-olds

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 October 2017
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Arrests after botched circumcision

“I could not believe what I saw. I thought my son was dead.”

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 29 September 2017
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Homeless and in a wheelchair at 63

Zolile Ncapayi was abandoned by his family ten years ago

By Thembela Ntongana - 23 September 2017