Articles for Silver Sibiya

Protesters block N12, demand toilets, water

“Children as young as seven years old fight for water with old people”


Brief | 23 July 2024

Government contractor misses yet another deadline on R123-million Gauteng school

Construction of the project started in 2022 to accommodate the school’s 1,200 learners


Brief | 23 July 2024

No electricity for Diepsloot welfare organisations

Eskom says broken transformer can’t be fixed again because the area is high risk


News | 15 July 2024

Johannesburg Heritage Foundation joins call for library to be reopened

The Louisa Prince Library in Ennerdale has been closed since 2021


News | 5 July 2024

Sibanye-Stillwater miners who staged underground protest resurface in Rustenburg

They staged a sit-in strike over unpaid employee share ownership scheme funds. But the company says they do not qualify yet.


Brief | 6 June 2024

Eskom demands Evaton households pay for broken transformer

Residents have to each pay R6,000 over six months, otherwise they won’t be reconnected, says the power utility


News | 30 May 2024

Councillor denies giving people permission to occupy land in Johannesburg

The occupiers are mostly backyarders and tenants who say they could no longer afford to pay rent or buy a house. They have been clearing the open field for a week now.


News | 24 May 2024

Dozens of shacks demolished in Midrand

Shackdwellers say they’ll keep rebuilding because they have nowhere else to go


News | 14 May 2024

Activists and patients march on Gauteng health department demanding radiation treatment

Nearly R800-million set aside for radiation treatment outsourcing has not been spent


News | 30 April 2024

Elandsfontein drowning in sewage and buried by rubble

City of Ekurhuleni has not helped the residents who have reported the issues for nearly a year


Brief | 19 April 2024

Roads are littered with potholes and overgrown grass in this Soweto community

City promises the roads will soon be resurfaced as a temporary solution


News | 19 April 2024

100 shacks demolished by City of Joburg on rainy weekend

Red Ants tore down land occupiers’ homes in Glen Austin, Midrand, on Friday and Sunday


Brief | 8 April 2024

Homeowners protest after City Power tackles illegal connections

700 houses targeted in sting operation


Brief | 27 March 2024

Protesters block busy Vereeniging road to complain about stalled housing project

Kanana Park residents from Thulamntwana township brought traffic to a standstill on Monday


Brief | 26 March 2024

Joburg mayor snubs Diepkloof Hostel to deal with water crisis

People living in crumbling homes accuse the mayor of disrespecting them


News | 13 March 2024

Picket outside Ghana High Commission over homophobic bill

Treatment Action Campaign calls on Ghana’s president to reject bill that will criminalise LGBTQ+ people


Brief | 6 March 2024