Articles for Sandiso Phaliso

Philippi residents roll up sleeves to clean looted library and community hall

“The people behind these attacks need to realise that they are depriving their own communities of vital services” says clean-up volunteer


Brief | 14 August 2023

Taxi strike: Women march to demand end to violence and looting

Philippi marchers call for City of Cape Town to use its CCTV cameras to bring the perpetrators of crimes committed this week to book


Brief | 10 August 2023

Taxi strike: Townships endure severe shortages and price hikes

“Bakeries are no longer distributing bread because it is not safe in the townships.”


News | 10 August 2023

Philippi library closes after robbery and vandalism

“Why vandalise a library that your sister, brother and child needs?” asks ward councillor


News | 8 August 2023

Taxi drivers chase school children in day of violence in Cape Town

Truck driver describes his narrow escape after his vehicle was torched by mob

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News | 7 August 2023

Lives of poor and working class people upended by violent taxi strike

“Ordinary people like me are the ones suffering” says patient as clinic services impacted by taxi strike

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News | 4 August 2023

Khayelitsha volunteers roll up sleeves to clean up uncollected rubbish

Residents say the contractor stopped cleaning over two months ago because of a dispute with the City


News | 1 August 2023

Khayelitsha families rally to help bury three children who died after playing on dump site

City of Cape Town and SAPS are investigating the deaths


News | 25 July 2023

Painting, knitting and cooking: Mandela Day brings people together

Activities ranged from painting an animal clinic, knitting for charity and taking free health services to the doorsteps of elderly people

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News | 18 July 2023

Hundreds march in Cape Town demanding better housing

Shack dwellers and backyarders say their living conditions are unbearable


Brief | 17 July 2023

No bail for Langa woman accused of scalding toddler

The 22-year-old will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates Court in September on an attempted murder charge


Brief | 17 July 2023

Burned toddler: woman to appear in court on Friday

More than 1,000 people protest in Langa after assault on four-year-old


News | 11 July 2023

Philippi man couldn’t save his 6-year-old niece from burning shack

Oyama Meje and two adults died on Sunday night in Phola Park informal settlement fire


News | 10 July 2023

Man accused of robbery beaten and set alight in Samora Machel

This comes weeks after two men accused of crime were killed in Philippi


News | 3 July 2023