Articles for Velani Ludidi

Malawian family among dead in shack fire

Four die in Lwandle


Brief | 2 September 2019

This is why the R300 has been barricaded

Residents vow to continue doing so until their demand is met


Brief | 29 August 2019

Army protects Eskom workers in Khayelitsha

“The army is here to intimidate us” says Qandu-qandu informal settlement resident


News | 22 August 2019

Sixty learners to a classroom in Driftsands

Parents shut down Cape Town school because of overcrowding


Brief | 14 August 2019

No internet for over a year at Lwandle public library

City says cable theft and “excessively high” costs of 3G data are to blame


Brief | 14 August 2019

Protest over removal of illegal electricity connections

“Even if we get electrical boxes for ten houses, that is fine. We will pay,” says Philippi resident


Brief | 2 August 2019

Somalian shops in Khayelitsha looted after shooting

“It was no longer about the shooting anymore but hatred towards us Somalians” says shop owner


Brief | 29 July 2019

Attitudes towards land occupations have to change, say researchers

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements


Brief | 29 July 2019

From drought to floods for Cape Town

City says 3,640 structures affected


Photo Essay | 24 July 2019

Loyiso Basso left gang life to open a restaurant

Mgoli’s corner in Khayelitsha has been running for two years


Brief | 17 July 2019

Parents protest after school hit by spate of robberies

Education MEC laments increasing burglaries in Western Cape schools

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News | 16 July 2019

Policing forums demand state of emergency in “gang-infested” areas

Bheki Cele announced on Thursday night that the SANDF would be deployed to several townships on the Cape Flats to assist with policing measures to curb crime


Brief | 12 July 2019

Philippi mother: “I could hear the gunshots from church”

Bheki Cele visited the home where six women were shot dead last Friday night. Five men were also gunned down in two separate incidents on the same weekend in the area.


News | 11 July 2019

Family loses three children in Philippi shootings

Sikelela, Sonwabo and Aphiwe Zwelibi were among the 11 people shot dead last weekend


Brief | 9 July 2019

Funeral held for baby Alunamda, but her death has not been put to rest

“She died during a struggle of our people” says community leader


Brief | 5 July 2019