Articles for Chris Gilili

Sex workers march to Lamola’s office over decriminalisation bill

The bill has been sent back to be revised after the state’s legal advisors flagged serious shortfalls


News | 13 July 2023

Taps run dry in Madibeng village once again

Hundreds of Itireleng village residents depend on one communal tank for water


Brief | 7 July 2023

Rubbish in Delft overwhelms City of Cape Town response

City says it spends R300-million a year cleaning up illegal dumps but can’t make headway without community support


Brief | 30 June 2023

Families here relieve themselves in plastic bags which they throw into the drains

In Lusaka informal settlement in Cape Town there are not enough toilets, drains are blocked, and there is a terrible stench


News | 22 June 2023

In photos: Cape Town’s flooded townships

June’s not over and already recorded rainfall far exceeds the month’s average

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Brief | 19 June 2023

Diepsloot residents say police and municipality have left them to the mercy of criminals

Just fixing the streetlights would help says community police forum


News | 13 June 2023

R15-million Lehae taxi rank destroyed by vandals

The rank was left abandoned because of conflict between taxi operators


Brief | 31 May 2023

R26-million Lehae Library opens seven years after construction started

Concerns over safety remain after armed robbery weeks before opening


News | 26 May 2023

Nurses protest against staff shortage at hospital treating cholera patients

About 100 nurses originally contracted to deal with the Covid pandemic have not had their contracts renewed


Brief | 25 May 2023

Security guards march in Pretoria to demand permanent jobs

Protesters want City of Tshwane to absorb 4,000 workers


Brief | 24 May 2023

Deadly cholera outbreak was just a matter of time

Drinking water has been dirty for at least three years, the Department of Water and Sanitation’s own tests show

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News | 24 May 2023

Over 500 people share two communal taps in Diepsloot

“It’s unbearable living in Diepsloot. We are living like animals,” says mother of two


Brief | 15 May 2023

RDP homeowners “encroaching” on municipal land told to tear down properties

Johannesburg Roads Agency plans to tar Mlilo Street soon. But some houses have been extended onto the road reserve


News | 10 May 2023

“Our kids survive on pap and tea,” says protesting COGTA worker

Hundreds march to Luthuli House on Workers’ Day, demanding higher wages


News | 2 May 2023

Hundreds of COGTA workers protest in Pretoria over unpaid wages

COGTA blames implementing agent, whose contract ended in March, for delays


News | 26 April 2023