Articles for Silver Sibiya

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

Parents try to force Gauteng high school to admit their children

About 30 parents from a neighbouring suburb insist their children be allowed to attend Florida Park High


News | 18 January 2024

Gang extorts money from people occupying government flats

Gauteng Department of Human Settlements heads to court to evict the occupiers


News | 11 January 2024

Christmas will be just another day in Thembelihle, where toilets haven’t been emptied for four months

Johannesburg Water says “internal challenges” led to a shortage of trucks


Brief | 22 December 2023

Teenager’s drowning highlights broken promises in Kliptown

Families living in crumbling houses near the river bank say Gauteng government promised to relocate them years ago


News | 17 November 2023

Lawyers for Human Rights to challenge Tshwane’s eviction of homeless people

On Friday, metro police forcefully removed people living at Burgers Park and confiscated all of their belongings.


News | 14 November 2023

RDP houses left incomplete for eight years

Kanana Park residents in Johannesburg have had to finish construction at their own cost if they can afford it


News | 3 November 2023

It’s tough to be old and without water in Joburg

“I’ve fallen down carrying a bucket of water with no one here to help me”


News | 19 October 2023

Protest after Joburg suburb without tap water for over 50 days

Frustrated South Hills residents blocked main roads and burnt tyres


News | 12 October 2023

Homeless people moved to Tshwane hall during Covid lockdown refuse to leave

City says Centurion hall “is becoming a health and safety hazard”


News | 10 October 2023

Fees Must Fall protesters disrupt Rhodes University

Call for government to increase university funding from 0.5% to 1% of GDP


Brief | 23 September 2016