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Young protesters demanded that Osi's Place, where eight people died on 28 June, be shut down. Photo by Nombulelo Damba.Close down deadly tavern, demand protesters

Over 200 young people in Khayelitsha marched to Harare Police at 11am today (6 July 2015) to demand the closure of Osi’s Place, a local tavern.

Jul 6, 2015
Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik
Students record the soundtrack for Under Investigation. Photo from Under Investigation Facebook page.Ambitious student documentary explores apartheid murder

On 3 July 1985 Johannes “Papi” Spogter, who was only 15, was dragged out of his home in the middle of the night by police. Earlier that day he had taken part in a UDF demonstration against the murder of the Cradock four. Shortly after the demonstration Spogter witnessed the police shoot dead 19-year-old Mzwandile “Zed” Miggels, who organised the march and was a leader in the UDF.

Jul 6, 2015
Shadi Garman
"Teachers suffer as we suffer. But we need to hold them accountable,” Dwane tells education activists

Equal Education members from across the country gathered at the opening ceremony for the organisation's second triennial National Congress on Saturday. The main theme of the four-day event underway at the University of the Western Cape in Bellville is "Building our democratic movement for education justice and equality."

Jul 6, 2015
Barbara Maragele and GroundUp Staff
Murder on Long Street: Congolese bouncers and the private security industry

Joe-Louis Kanyona, a 32-year old Congolese resident of Cape Town, was hired as a doorman at craft beer megabar Beerhouse on Long Street last December. At 10:37pm on Saturday 20 June, while standing guard at the entrance, Kanyona, a smaller man than his occupation usually dictates, was approached by four men and stabbed in the neck.

Jul 6, 2015
Kimon de Greef
Andries Joostenberg can continue to stay on the land he has called home for the past 50 years. Photo by Daneel Knoetze.Court dismisses eviction of retired Montagu farmworker

A retired farmworker and his family who were evicted from their home on Langdam farm in Montagu last year are entitled to move back to their farmhouse, the Land Claims court in Cape Town ruled this week.

Jul 3, 2015
Barbara Maregele
Tsunami residents pressure state to move them to new land

Tsunami Informal Settlement near Delft in Cape Town is a severely deprived area. Residents have been expecting to be moved to a better area, but it appears their hopes have been dashed.

Jul 3, 2015
Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Masixole Feni
Photo from SAN Circus Facebook page.Is it the end for popular Cape Town circus?

As part of the City of Cape Town's plans to rationalise municipal facilities, the South African National Circus School (SAN Circus) will have to vacate their premises in Observatory, after their lease was terminated before it was set to expire.

Jul 3, 2015
Mary-Anne Gontsana
Police search Cape Town station as part of Operation Fiela. Photo courtesy of SAPS. Operation Fiela: I saw soldiers moving towards my stall, says trader

A Nigerian trader arrested at Cape Town station during Operation Fiela on World Refugee Day has described how he was accused of drug dealing.

Jul 2, 2015
Bernard Chiguvare
Loyiso Mbete runs a thriving beekeeping business with more than 300 beehives. Picture: Barbara MaregeleSweet deal for Kayamandi beekeeper

Six years ago, Loyiso Mbete from Kayamandi in Stellenbosch saw a gap and struck a deal to buy 80 beehives from a local farm. Now the 35-year-old part-time construction contractor runs a thriving beekeeping business with more than 320 hives on several farms across the winelands in the Western Cape.

Jul 2, 2015
Barbara Maregele
A defaced Metrorail carriage. Most carriages are covered in graffiti. Commuters angry at Metrorail increases

COSATU and an organisation called Public Transport Voice have criticised Metrorail Cape Town's ticket increases which kick in today, 1 July 2015. Metrorail, however, says the fare increase is unavoidable.

Jul 1, 2015
Bernard Chiguvare

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