We need urgent and integrated action
Opinion | 4 October 2017
She has once more shown a lack of understanding of the lives of black people
Opinion | 8 September 2017
Yet again, Cape Town’s R41 billion budget passage ignored thousands of submissions
Opinion | 13 June 2016
Most of the city’s residents are excluded from the budget process
Opinion | 15 April 2016
But where are the timeframes?
Opinion | 4 March 2016
Every year the mayor calls for residents to participate in the budget process by making submissions on Cape Town's draft budget. Last year fewer than forty people wrote submissions and only 23 were from the public. This has been the trend for the last couple of years.
Opinion | 14 May 2015
On 25 April, the Mayor tabled the draft budget in council, challenging residents to find evidence that it is not pro-poor.
Opinion | 24 April 2015
When Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille tabled the 2015/2016 draft budget last week, she said, “In my years as Mayor, not once has any substantive proof to counter our evidence of pro-poor spending ever been offered.”
Opinion | 31 March 2015
Yesterday the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) published a social audit of the state of municipal public toilets in Khayelitsha. Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg responded. This is a reply by the SJC's Axolile Notywala and Dustin Kramer to Councillor Sonnenberg.
Axolile Notywala and Dustin Kramer
Opinion | 2 October 2014
After the departure of Nelson Mandela, where is this unity we talk about? On the day of Tata's memorial the world was watching. It was a day where South Africans from different backgrounds, through the rain, walked, drove, took buses, trains and taxis to Soccer City to witness the memorial of an African hero.
Opinion | 12 December 2013
The youth of Khayelitsha have been infected with a terrible "disease of gang violence"--as ‘Big Guy’, a radio presenter from Radio Zibonele called it--that is destroying tomorrow’s leaders. It is not hardened gangsters who are involved but children, some as young as 13.
Opinion | 1 August 2012