Articles for Silver Sibiya

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

Soweto households without electricity for seven months

Premier blames Eskom for delays


Brief | 28 February 2024

Unemployed doctors march to Union Buildings

They are calling for the president to intervene and make sure medical professionals are employed


Brief | 26 February 2024

Homeowners block entrance to Eskom over blackouts

Power utility blames illegal connections by shack dwellers and unauthorised backroom extensions by homeowners


Brief | 23 February 2024

Evicted Alexandra families spend the night on the street

Dozens of families evicted from container housing by the City of Johannesburg


News | 13 February 2024

Alleged extortionists appear in Mamelodi court

They were arrested in January after GroundUp reported that gang members had hijacked government-owned flats


Brief | 7 February 2024

Gangs make us pay for access to water, say Mamelodi residents

Municipality confirms illegal connections to the reservoir but blames people occupying nearby land


News | 1 February 2024

Anger at Panyaza Lesufi for failing to fix Roodepoort school for years

The department committed to replacing the school with a brick-and-mortar structure more than five years ago.


News | 29 January 2024