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Ayanda Denge, who is on the board of SWEAT and is the current acting chairperson, speaks at the launch of the Asijiki coalition. Photo by Ashleigh Furlong.Coalition launched to decriminalise sex work

In the wake of Amnesty International’s vote to adopt a policy that supports sex work decriminalisation, the Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work was launched in Cape Town on 27 August. The coalition consists of sex workers, activists, advocates and defenders of human rights.

Aug 28, 2015
Ashleigh Furlong
Dunoon parents have won their battle to have their children accomodated in the mobile classrooms next to Sophakama Primary. Picture by Brady Nevins.Parents claim victory in battle over Dunoon school

Dunoon parents and representatives of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) reached an agreement on Thursday after weeks of argument over the use of mobile classrooms next to the Sophakama Primary School.

Aug 28, 2015
Pharie Sefali
On Thursday, mothers joined TAC activists in a march to demand better maternal and obstetric care services in the Western Cape. Picture by Masixole Feni.Mothers march for quality care

Several hundred mothers, pregnant women, men and activists marched to the provincial legislature and parliament on Thursday to highlight problems accessing quality maternal and obstetric care in the Western Cape.

Aug 27, 2015
Mary-Anne Gontsana
Csaawu members rally together at a fundraising campaign this week. Photo supplied by Csaawu.Csaawu to raise R250 000 or face closure next month

The Commercial Stevedoring Agricultural & Allied Workers Union (Csaawu) has been going door-to-door on farms between Robertson and Ladysmith this week in a bid to raise enough money to keep its doors open.

Aug 27, 2015
Barbara Maregele
Daniel Molokele, Nombasa Gxuluwe, Mmapaseka Steve Letsike and Paul Hoffman at a public meeting in St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town. Photo by Bernard Chiguvare.Call for parliament’s HIV committee to be revived

Civil society groups have called for the revival of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on HIV & AIDS.

Aug 27, 2015
Bernard Chiguvare
The case brought by a group of Khayelitsha residents against their eviction was postponed by the High Court on Wednesday. Picture by Barbara Maregele.Khayelitsha eviction case postponed

Residents of Newcastle informal settlement in Khayelitsha may have to wait another month to challenge the City of Cape Town over their eviction order.

Aug 26, 2015
Barbara Maregele
 Most of the recommendations of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry need to be signed off by the minister of police, Premier Helen Zille told a meeting in Lookout Hill Khayelitsha, a year after the Commission’s report. Photo by Mary-Anne Gontsana.Khayelitsha Commission: it’s up to the Minister now, says Zille

Until national police minister Nathi Nhleko signs the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry recommendations, 90 percent of them cannot be implemented, according to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

Aug 26, 2015
Mary-Anne Gontsana
Cape Town's Pakistani cellphone connection

It is simple enough to get a cellphone fixed in Victoria Road, Woodstock, provided you have the money and it is not midday on Friday, when the technicians close their shops and go to mosque. There are eight small cellphone repair businesses, all owned and run by young Pakistani men, situated along a single half-kilometre stretch between Salt River Road and the Woodstock Town Hall.

Aug 26, 2015
Kimon de Greef
About 200 people marched in the city centre on Tuesday in support of demands for better policing in Khayelitsha. Picture by Masixole Feni.We will not be silent on crime, say Khayelitsha organisations

Around 200 people from several social justice organisations took part in a march to parliament on Tuesday, for safety, equality and justice.

Aug 25, 2015
Mary-Anne Gontsana
Students at Ukanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele learn maths in a specially designed Maths Lab. Picture by Bernard Chiguvare.Maths lab for Masiphumelele students

Students at Ukanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele informal settlement are taking part in a Maths Lab initiative designed to boost their maths skills.

Aug 25, 2015
Bernard Chiguvare

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