Articles for Siphokazi Mnyobe

Cape Town township grannies get tech-savvy

Tablets handed over to gogos in Eerste River on Friday as part of the goGOGOgo project.


Brief | 18 July 2022

Homeowners clash with shack dwellers over electricity in Mfuleni

The City of Cape Town removed illegal connections on Saturday and restored power after a month-long outage


Brief | 11 July 2022

Cape township homes in the dark as technicians fear for their safety

Eskom and City of Cape Town say it’s not safe to do repairs in Philippi East


Brief | 5 July 2022

Youngsters eke out a living carrying water for residents

Too hungry to stay in school, brothers dropped out in grade six


News | 4 July 2022

Six children and two adults die in Cape Town shack fires

Three fires in West Bank, Nyanga and Philippi also left scores of people homeless

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News | 4 July 2022

Taxi drivers refuse to go to dangerous Cape Town township

“Community members and safety forums in Philippi must stand up and demand more police visibility” says taxi association


News | 24 June 2022

Police clash with occupiers of Cape Town nature reserve

Residents of Covid informal settlement want CapeNature to help them find new land, but CapeNature says it is not their responsibility


News | 21 June 2022

A new Cape Town shelter will accommodate 100 people

While some homeless people living opposite the old Robbie Nurock Clinic are excited, others have concerns.


News | 20 June 2022

Flood “washes away” shacks in Cape Town nature reserve

Clean up operations underway across city on Wednesday morning

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News | 15 June 2022

Families living in Cape Town nature reserve told to move

Future of Driftsands Nature Reserve uncertain


News | 3 June 2022

Rape survivor gives up hope of justice

After multiple postponements, 27-year-old Khayelitsha woman finally withdrew the case


News | 2 June 2022

Making a little money from filling in potholes

Taxis pay Philippi trio to make roads a bit better


News | 1 June 2022

Vendor’s relief as permit payments suspended for another six months

Customers were lost during the Covid pandemic, says Claremont fruit and vegetable trader


News | 24 May 2022

Vegetable garden project brings hope to Knysna community

“Children and gardens both need love to flourish”


Feature | 9 May 2022

Punch above the rest: Knysna matriculant fights to become professional boxer

Anathi Mbalo hopes to raise funds with her local boxing club to participate in local competitions


News | 12 April 2022

“I struggle to study because I’m thinking about where my next meal will come from”

Students at South Cape College’s Bitou Campus say their NSFAS allowances have not been paid


News | 1 April 2022