Articles for Sandiso Phaliso

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

Under water for two weeks: Cape Town’s Covid informal settlement

Residents fear disease could break out from the human waste in the water


News | 26 June 2023

Somali shop owners fear turf war between extortion gangs

“Policing” in Philippi is done by criminal syndicates


News | 19 June 2023

Two men were stoned and burnt to death in Philippi on Tuesday. Residents who were there told us why

“People don’t trust police because they know the suspect is going to be released in a few days or weeks or the case might be thrown out of court for lack of evidence.”


Brief | 15 June 2023

Widespread flooding in Cape Town informal settlements

“Almost everyone around here is affected”


Brief | 14 June 2023

Waste collection companies abandon contracts following shooting and threats

Fears for workers’ safety has caused two companies to stop collecting rubbish in the Philippi area


News | 14 June 2023

Philippi community and City seek ways to end no-go zone status

Residents hold meeting while City launches specialised policing units to protect its workers and infrastructure


News | 6 June 2023

Family of man shot by police in Philippi say they waited five hours for an ambulance

Mhlangabezi Skeyi was shot while trying to connect electricity illegaly


News | 24 May 2023

City of Cape Town to launch new unit to protect workers in Philippi

Reward offered for information leading to arrests of anyone targeting City staff


News | 17 May 2023

Philippi pair beat crime and Covid with fast-food business

Estratweni Mobile Foods bounced back from pandemic


Feature | 15 May 2023

Freedom Day in Philippi: gunshots, robberies and piles of rubbish

Crime has free rein in one of Cape Town’s poorest suburbs


Feature | 27 April 2023

Community blames loadshedding for fire that left 300 people homeless

City says no evidence points to loadshedding as a cause for the blaze but cautions residents to switch off appliances during these times.


Brief | 10 February 2023

City withdraws workers after crew robbed yet again in Philippi

Workers will only return when being escorted by “already overstretched” law enforcement officers


Brief | 12 January 2023

“It’s survival of the fittest” says blind homeless woman

No homeless shelters or “safe spaces” in Mitchells Plain


News | 2 August 2022