Articles for Aidan Jones

Wrongfully convicted men struggle to get compensation

“The state arrested me unlawfully and they don’t care about how my life is affected”


Feature | 9 October 2018

Obs locals protest for open public space

Residents worried about encroaching development


News | 28 July 2018

COSATU calls for VAT increase to be scrapped

Treasury says it is reviewing list of zero-rated items


News | 17 July 2018

How Bo-Kaap’s rising property prices are threatening a community

But many of the neighbourhood’s cash-poor, asset-rich homeowners are resisting the temptation to sell

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Feature | 9 July 2018

Battle for Bo-Kaap’s future

Residents are protesting against gentrification but a heritage consultant is sceptical of “nostalgia of an imagined past”

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Feature | 26 June 2018

Speed up affordable housing policy, say Cape Town councillors

Motion passed on Monday is a small, symbolic but important moment in the struggle for spatial justice, say housing activists


News | 18 June 2018

Goedgedacht: a South African success story

Social development is a marathon, not a sprint, says Goedgedacht Trust founder


Solutions | 12 June 2018

City commits to accommodating Maynard Street tenants

“There will be no evictions” says councillor


News | 8 June 2018

Will Prasa’s new board get it back on track? An interview with Khanyisile Kweyama

PRASA is in ICU but not the morgue, says new chairperson

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Interview | 6 June 2018

Activists demand social housing on sports field in Green Point

“We have enough land for sports. We need housing.”


News | 28 May 2018

More security for Cape Town’s trains in “two to three months” says City

The plan must prioritise commuter safety, says #FixOurTrains campaign


News | 24 May 2018

Parkwood erupts in protest after shack demolitions

“How must we sleep now? On glass, on sand, on bricks, on garbage? They took everything from us.”

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News | 23 May 2018

Maynard Street residents snubbed by mayoral committee members

“They are running away from accountability to the electorate” says community spokesperson


News | 21 May 2018

Thousands march in solidarity with Palestine

“I stand here as a Jewish South African to say to Israel: ‘Enough! Enough shooting unarmed protesters!’”

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News | 15 May 2018