Articles for Velani Ludidi

Dozens of learners without uniforms, stationery after devastating fire

Residents blame municipality for failing to move them to “promised land”


Brief | 15 January 2020

Donkerbos residents lift bakkie to safety during blaze

About 30 people displaced following fire at Somerset West informal settlement


Brief | 6 January 2020

Gay activist stages pop-up theatre in city streets

“My performances are for the mother with a gay son who is hiding”


News | 29 November 2019

Healthy baby for Shoprite cashier who was assaulted while pregnant

Video of assault shocked SA


Brief | 21 November 2019

“Right to protest a cornerstone of democracy”

SJC organised a march to Parliament, marking one year since Concourt affirmed its right to protest


Brief | 19 November 2019

Man alleges police beat him with a sjambok

Abongile Mayekiso says he was severely assaulted by police who accused him of being a thief


Brief | 18 November 2019

Vrygrond protesters demand to be given occupied land

Bus petrol-bombed; three people treated for burns


Brief | 1 November 2019

Cable theft leaves matriculants in the dark

Learners study on the lawn outside the Lwandle library after power was lost


Brief | 24 October 2019

Customer assaults pregnant Shoprite cashier

Video footage shows man hitting eight-months-pregnant Zimkhitha Xhalabile


News | 2 October 2019

One dead and over 80 homeless after Strand fire

Delivery man whose car caught alight says he does not know how he will resume work


Brief | 30 September 2019

Fire closes Mitchells Plain hospital

“The quick reaction time of the fire crews resulted in the fire being contained to the theater section of the hospital”


Brief | 13 September 2019

CPUT students vow to continue shut down

“How can a protest allegedly in support of gender-based violence leave more casualties in its wake?” asks vice-chancellor


Brief | 13 September 2019

Ten schools closed as police chase land occupiers into Strand

“No one wants to stand up for us” say occupiers


News | 12 September 2019

Land occupiers rebuild shacks next to the N2, burn tyres and rubble

Nomzamo schools close, fearing responses to protest action


News | 9 September 2019

Two people dead in a stampede as shops are looted

Immigrant-owned businesses looted in Philippi


Brief | 9 September 2019

#AmINextProtest: Ramaphosa promises action to a sceptical crowd

Protesters refuse to sing the national anthem

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News | 5 September 2019