Articles for Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

White boy goes to circumcision school

Not even initiation school could separate two teens from Hudson Park High School in East London. Estiaan Swanepoel, who is Afrikaans, and his friend Ndibulele Soboyisi, who is Xhosa, are both 18 years old and have known each other for the past eight years.

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Masixole Feni

News | 24 June 2015

Ses’khona leaders rendered homeless

Three Ses’khona leaders from Mfuleni Garden City informal settlement were left homeless after residents demolished their shacks on Saturday, accusing them of “selling” open spaces.

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

News | 23 June 2015

More poo protests looming

At 4am on Wednesday, Cape Town police used teargas and rubber bullets to prevent a group of about 50 residents from Barcelona informal settlement dumping buckets full of human waste onto the N2 highway. Residents said their buckets have not been collected or cleaned for the past four months.

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

News | 18 June 2015

Khayelitsha pastor rape case postponed

A trial of a Khayelitsha pastor accused of rape was postponed in the Khayelitsha Regional court on Thursday. Pastor Themba Dumisani Mathibela, also known as TD, is facing seven counts of rape.

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Brief | 11 June 2015

GroundUp readers to the rescue of Sibhozo brothers

Generous GroundUp readers have made sure the Sibhozo brothers of Site C Taiwan informal settlement in Khayelitsha have enough to eat every day.

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

News | 11 June 2015

Site C’s Good Samaritan sharing the little she has

Going to bed on an empty stomach is not something new for Noxolo Mafilika of Site C Taiwan Informal Settlement. The 37-year-old mother of two has been sharing the little she has with the Sibhozo boys who lost their grandmother early this year. GroundUp published their story on 23 April.

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

News | 11 June 2015

Cape Town’s all blind gospel group

After struggling for 14 years to get a recording deal, three blind performers from Cape Town will finally launch their CD next month.The three call themselves Treasured Voices. They sing gospel jazz. They say when they sing, people forget that they are blind.

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

News | 8 June 2015

No arrests yet after construction strike death

No arrests have yet been made following the death of construction worker Melikhaya Pisana during the strike at Good Hope Construction.

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

News | 5 June 2015

Philippi: What’s behind the violence?

Philippi has been struck by violence this past week. At least three people have died, including 68-year-old Karel Dilgee who was struck by a stone while driving. There have also been five attempted murders and two houses destroyed by fire. Several cars and at least one Golden Arrow bus have been set alight. Ten people have been arrested, charged with public violence. Residents from neighbouring areas, Marikana and Lower Crossroads, have been fighting with each other. What is causing the violence between these communities?

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and GroundUp Staff

News | 1 June 2015