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Khayelitsha nurses protesting outside the municipality offices. Photo by Nombulelo Damba. Striking Khayelitsha nurses plan to close all clinics on Tuesday

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About 30 nurses protested outside the municipal offices in Khayelitsha demanding certain management officers be removed. The staff accuse the managers of abusing them and making them work under difficult conditions.

24 Apr 2015
Nombulelo Damba
The containers full of faeces stored at TR section in an informal yard. Picture by Pharie Sefali.A yard full of faeces

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The City of Cape Town has put out a tender to solve among others things the temporary storage facilities for cleaning bucket toilets also known as porta potties.

24 Apr 2015
Pharie Sefali
Luke Solani and Skye Davis, with the MyCiti bus station in the background. Picture by Masixole Feni.Skaters love their park

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The Mill Street Skate Park is "the best Park in Cape Town" according to Bradley Bourne, a skateboarder from Mitchell’s Plain. It is also the City’s first public skate park in the CBD, located adjacent the MyCiti bus stop in Gardens. The Park opened in August 2014, winning the Building Trust International PLAYscapes design competition, and now attracts skateboarders, rollerbladers, and BMXers from around Cape Town and beyond.

24 Apr 2015
Ben Stanwix
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba addressing a rally against xenophobia in the Cape Town City Hall. Picture by Christine Ayela.Foreigners the target of frustration with inequality – Cape Town archbishop

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In his opening address on Wednesday night at a rally against xenophobia organised by COSATU in the Cape Town City Hall, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba said pressure should be put on government to come up with a comprehensive immigration policy and provide refuge to those fleeing danger and violence without worsening the plight of South Africans.

24 Apr 2015
Tariro Washinyira
SJC members map toilets in Khayelitsha.City's water and sanitation budget not pro-poor - SJC

Opinion:

On 25 April, the Mayor tabled the draft budget in council, challenging residents to find evidence that it is not pro-poor.

24 Apr 2015
Axolile Notywala
Some foreign nationals have decided to go back home. Pictured here are immigrants leaving the Habibia Soofie Majid Mosque in Pietermaritzburg. Picture by Ntombi Ngubane.“It’s better that we go home before they kill us"

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“We have the darkest skin colour so it is easy to see that we are not South African”, says Malawian national Niga Wezele. The 22-year-old fled from Isipingo when the xenophobic attacks started in KwaZulu Natal.

24 Apr 2015
Ntombi Mbomvu
Social Justice Coalition and Ndifuna Ukwazi members sing outside the Civic Centre. Photo by Mary-Anne Gontsana.Khayelitsha residents hand over 600 submissions on City's draft budget

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About 150 Social Justice Coalition (SJC) members, supported by Ndifuna Ukwazi, formed a queue behind a toilet outside the Civic Centre and chanted struggle songs on Thursday, as they waited for their individual submissions on the City of Cape Town's draft budget for the 2015/2016 financial year to be collected.

23 Apr 2015
Mary-Anne Gontsana
Photo by Shayne Robinson.Thousands march against xenophobia in Johannesburg

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Thousands of people marched against xenophobia in Johannesburg on Thursday 24 April. The march proceeded through Constitutional Hill, Hillbrow, the CBD and Newtown. Here is a selection of photos.

23 Apr 2015
GroundUp Staff
Neighbour Noxolo Mafilika and Sivuyile Sibhozo holding Sivuyile's 15-year-old brother. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.“Sometimes I only manage to make R10 a day just to put bread on the table” - 17-year-old boy

Featured Story:

When you’re 14 years old, your parents normally take care of you. But Sivuyile Sibhozo from Site C Taiwan Informal Settlement in Khayelitsha has been taking care of his brother and grandmother for the past three years.

23 Apr 2015
Nombulelo Damba
Beautiful photos of old Cape Town

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Over the past year, dozens of black and white photographs captured during the 1970s of popular street corners and buildings — mainly in the District Six area — have been "brought to life" on a Facebook page.

23 Apr 2015
Text by Barbara Maragele. Photos by Jan Greshoff.

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