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Christine Ntumba with her older child holds up her DRC marriage certificate. Photo by Tariro Washinyira.Home affairs tells asylum-seeking married couple to remarry

Christine Ntumba is an asylum seeker from the DRC. And she’s in a desperate situation. Her baby, Aradi, is sick and cannot get the medical attention he needs because Christine cannot obtain vital documents because of bureaucratic hurdles.

Oct 31, 2014
Tariro Washinyira
Equal Education’s Yoliswa Dwane. Photo by Kate Stegeman.City rally against inequality in schools

On Friday 31 October around 2,000 Equal Education members and supporters are expected to gather on the Grand Parade for a rally against inequality in the schooling system.

Oct 30, 2014
Mary-Anne Gontsana
Bronze medallist Anita Zenani with Velokhaya BMXing captain Wanga Moshani (left) and team coach Thembinkosi Sosiba in Durban. Photo supplied.Khayelitsha BMX riders bring back a medal

Anita Zenani, the only girl in the four-member BMX team from Velokhaya Cycling Club from Khayelitsha, brought back a bronze medal from the African and South African championships held last weekend.

Oct 30, 2014
Siyabonga Kalipa
very morning students have to hitchhike across Ou Kaapse Weg to get to a school far away. Yet there are better resourced schools a few kilometres from where they live. Photo by Masixole Feni.Long Trek to Education for City Students

Everyday, high school students from the townships of Westlake and Capricorn trek 15 kilometres to Masiphumelele High school.

Oct 30, 2014
Thembela Ntongana (photos by Masixole Feni)
The world of dance has raised money to help city dancer Christopher Kindo who is fighting cancer. Photo supplied by Christopher Kindo.Dancers rally to support Christopher Kindo

South Africa’s dance community has come together to support prize-winning Cape Town choreographer and dancer Christopher Kindo who is battling cancer.

Oct 29, 2014
Lea Bork
Posters designed to increase awareness of child pedestrians were put up in four high-risk areas in the city. Photo by Masixole Feni.Keeping children safe in traffic

Posters have been put up in four high-risk areas of the city reminding motorists to be aware of child pedestrians in traffic.

Oct 29, 2014
Thembela Ntongana
The view from 3B Cambridge Road from where five families, some of whom have lived there for decades, are to be evicted. Photo by Daneel Knoetze.After decades in Walmer Estate, residents face eviction

Sixteen shack-dwellers, including four children, will be left homeless when the sheriff enforces an eviction order in Walmer Estate this week.

Oct 29, 2014
Daneel Knoetze
Twelve Khayelitsha women earn a living slaughtering and plucking chickens. Photo by Masixole Feni.Putting bread - and chicken - on the table

Nosisa Bhomela is one of 12 Khayelitsha women who slaughter, pluck and clean chickens in exchange for chicken heads and feet to sell and take home for their meals.

Oct 28, 2014
Johnnie Isaac
From left to right, Bambanani safety marshals at Mfuleni High: Nokhanyo Mote, Siphiwe Mfube and Jacobs Swartz. Photo by Masixole Feni.Battle over stipends in public works programme

Bambanani is an organisation that provides community safety. It operates as a public works programme under the auspices of the Department of Community and Safety. But some of their employees --or volunteers, depending on your perspective-- are frustrated with the stipends they receive.

Oct 27, 2014
Thembela Ntongana
Detainees in Lindela awaiting deportation. Photo by Luck Katenhe.Peeing into a plastic bottle on the long road from Lindela

Tapiwa, 35, was deported to Zimbabwe in August via the notorious Lindela Repatriation Centre. A few days later, he was back in South Africa. He told Tariro Washinyira his story.

Oct 27, 2014
Tariro Washinyira

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