SOCIETY

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Refugees join homeless for Christmas lunch event

Ladles of Love apologises to homeless as food runs out during event

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 December 2019
Muizinberg is famous for its colourful changing rooms, soft sand, warm water ,easy going nature and diversity.

Muizenberg: Where South Africans play together

People of all classes, races and nationalities enjoy the beach and its surrounds

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 November 2019
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Greenmarket Square traders ask government to address refugee situation

Some traders on the square have closed up shop because their business has been disrupted

By Madison Yauger - 15 November 2019
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Initiation school mired in filth

Illegal dumping is compromising Xhosa traditional practice at a school in Govan Mbeki

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 November 2019
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Asylum seeker wins right to marry

The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared Home Affairs’s prohibition on asylum seekers marrying unconstitutional

By Muchengeti Hwacha - 21 October 2019
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Teenage gang fights erupt between villagers

Community leader says parents don’t want to involve the police

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2019
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Gordon’s Bay mosque approved after five-year wait

Objectors say further action may follow

By Aisha Abdool Karim - 14 October 2019
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Burn victims unable to get life changing treatment

South Africa’s only tissue bank has been empty the past two months

By Elsabé Brits - 26 August 2019
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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