Articles for Qaqamba Falithenjwa

Hundreds evicted from buildings in Cape Town city centre

Many of the evictees slept outside with their belongings, saying they have nowhere else to go


News | 26 January 2024

Many child support grant recipients left without money for January

SASSA spokesperson denies there is a problem, but officials speaking anonymously say otherwise

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News | 9 January 2024

Workers are battling to collect unemployment benefits despite new technology

UIF App and phone-in system launched in September

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News | 13 December 2023

From local theatre to Netflix film: young Philippi actor hopes to inspire township youth

Bonani Ngamlane auditioned in his tiny shack for Netflix’s latest South African film The Queenstown Kings


News | 6 December 2023

South African primary school team takes top place in coding tournament

The #Coding4Mandela championship was held virtually on Tuesday


Brief | 5 December 2023

Book worms: Philippi learners ace Arts Centre book quiz

Learners compete to show they can read for meaning


Brief | 28 November 2023

Stock theft is making township farmers’ hard lives harder

Urban livestock are a soft target for criminals

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News | 27 November 2023

Activists doorstop police to demand answers for brutal barbershop assault

Police and IPID silent on the investigation into the assault of Juma Igiranieza on 7 November


Brief | 15 November 2023

Activists demand end to TotalEnergies offshore drilling

The French multinational company wants to drill for oil and gas along the coastline near Cape Town, the West Coast and the Garden Route


Brief | 4 November 2023

Church blocks plan to build school in Philippi

SANCO has stepped in to intervene and leaders have now escalated the matter to the authorities


News | 2 November 2023

R350-a-month grant to be extended to March 2025

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana announces extension of Covid-19 grant

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Brief | 1 November 2023

Disability grant applicants sleep outside this SASSA office

SASSA admitted that there had been “technical challenges with the online system” but that these had since been resolved


News | 27 October 2023

This is how I try to survive crime in Philippi

Living in Samora Machel, Cape Town, you hear gunshots any time of the day


News | 17 October 2023

Animal clinic staff beaten and robbed at gunpoint

Mdzananda staff were busy building a fence for Khayelitsha residents who wanted to adopt a dog


Brief | 13 October 2023

Some pensioners are still queuing for hours for their grants

But payments seem to be going more smoothly, at least in some places

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News | 4 October 2023

In photos: Cape Town children celebrate Heritage Day with traditional games

Indigenous games like morabaraba “remind children who they are”, says coach


Brief | 26 September 2023