Articles for Sandiso Phaliso

Extortion rackets disrupt work in Cape Town’s townships

We no longer go to some townships without an escort, says waste collection worker


News | 16 April 2024

Macassar residents “will fight tooth and nail” against PRASA’s plan to relocate shack dwellers

Hundreds marched on Saturday to protest against PRASA’s plan to move shack dwellers occupying the Central Line to Macassar


News | 15 April 2024

I’m a monster killer, Philippi extortionist tells GroundUp

A member of a criminal syndicate explains how they operate


News | 10 April 2024

Beneficiaries struggling with grants since SASSA closed Macassar office

“People are poor and cannot afford to travel far for services that should be here,” says resident


Brief | 8 April 2024

People struggle to get IDs at Khayelitsha Home Affairs as elections loom

One person said they slept outside the Khayelitsha office on Monday night. Despite being among the first in line, they were only helped at 3pm on Tuesday.

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News | 3 April 2024

Former PRASA board members should be declared delinquent, says SCOPA chair

Irregular and possibly corrupt security contracts led to the widespread destruction of South Africa’s rail network


News | 26 March 2024

Railway line occupiers complain to Parliamentarians about lack of water

SCOPA hears of the substantial obstacles blocking the reopening of Cape Town’s Central Line


News | 21 March 2024

Dogs and their owners out in force to raise money for Khayelitsha clinic

Sea Point walk raises R45,000 for Mdzananda Animal Clinic


Brief | 18 March 2024

Library vandalism hits learners hard in Philippi

Brown’s Farm library may be closed for a year


Brief | 14 March 2024

Thousands of people still living on Cape Town’s Central Line

This is in addition to the hundreds of families in shacks who were relocated from the railway line in Philippi in December


News | 14 March 2024

Cape Town protection money syndicates kill people, kill livelihoods

A salon owner was shot dead on Wednesday apparently for refusing to pay protection money


News | 7 March 2024

Cape Town Pride celebrates equality in South Africa, condemns Ghana’s new anti-gay law

“I am a proudly gay man,” city councillor Rob Quintas tells crowd


Brief | 4 March 2024

PRASA relocation of railway line occupiers was illegal, claims City of Cape Town

Parliament hears that City issued a contravention notice to rail agency, despite being part of relocation discussions


News | 28 February 2024

Relocated railway line occupiers protest for water, electricity, and toilets

The families were moved in December to land owned by PRASA but the City of Cape Town is tasked with giving them basic services


Brief | 23 February 2024

Shack dwellers hope for subsidised solar power

The City of Cape Town is considering partnering with alternative energy providers for informal settlements


News | 21 February 2024