Delivery truck burned and looted in Mfuleni

A delivery truck was set alight and looted in Mfuleni yesterday.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 2 September 2014

Marikana evictions: bail hearing postponed

Twelve men arrested for public violence, among other charges, while resisting evictions in Philippi East have been incarcerated for more than a week. Their case was again postponed at the Athlone Magistrates Court this morning. The accused will now remain in custody until 12 September, when their bail application will be heard.

Daneel Knoetze

Brief | 1 September 2014

Eight months without electricity: Valhalla residents protest

Residents of 8th Lane in Valhalla Park protested along Robert Sobukwe Drive after being without electricity for eight months despite Mayor Patricia De Lille making them firm pre-election promises.

Armand Hough

Brief | 27 August 2014

Mfuleni constable too sick to testify in Peter case

The case against activist Angy Peter and four others including her husband was postponed on 14 August as the Mfuleni detective constable was “too sick” to testify.

Barbara Maregele

Brief | 15 August 2014

Sound advice for Women’s Month

Community outreach programmes will be a focus of Women’s Month in parts of the Western Cape affected by a high incidence of violence against women and children, provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer has said.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 5 August 2014

Treatment Action Campaign in a tavern

People should view taverns as part of the community, where young people can meet to enjoy themselves, and not as enemies, community activists told a meeting at the weekend of the Kuyasa branch of the Treatment Action Campaign.

Munda Kula

Brief | 5 August 2014

Case against Nomzamo residents to be transferred to Regional Court

The case against ten Nomzamo (Lwandle) informal settlement residents, who were arrested during violent clashes between police and the community in June, has been postponed.

Barbara Maregele

Brief | 1 August 2014

Judgment next week in Ses’khona case

Judgment will be delivered on 18 July in the case of Andile Lili and six others charged after the “poo protests” in the city in June 2013.

Pharie Sefali

Brief | 11 July 2014

After seven murders in two weeks, Manenberg residents march for peace

About 100 residents marched through the streets of Manenberg today in the hope of putting a stop to the gang violence that has claimed seven lives in two weeks.

Zintle Swana and Thembela Ntongana

Brief | 2 July 2014

I’m worth twice what I earn, says NUMSA member

Over 4,000 National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) workers stopped working and hit the streets of Cape Town city centre to demand a 12% wage increase effective from today.

Thembela Ntongana and Zintle Swana

Brief | 1 July 2014

Metrorail strike called off

Cosatu in the Western Cape has called off its planned strike against Metrorail fare increases on train services in the province. Last week, Cosatu had said the strike was imminent following the breakdown of talks between the trade union federation and Metrorail Western Cape.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 23 June 2014

Calm returns to Ocean View after violent protests

Calm has returned at Ocean View following violent protests, which erupted on Thursday over the Mountain View Housing Project.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 2 June 2014

Kaprino’s Express hosts live music

On Friday night, musicians Saalim Ismail, Itu Kubeka and Jarrad Racket shared their music at an intimate dinner with family, friends and fellow entertainers at newly-opened Kaprinos Express in Green Point.

Dumisani Dabadini

Brief | 15 May 2014

ANC hands out t-shirts to voters in queues - parties cry foul

GroundUp witnessed ANC officials handing out t-shirts to people waiting to vote in Mfuleni. This happened at several polling stations. ANC officials actively canvassed voters to support the ANC.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 7 May 2014

IEC official fired in Mfuleni

An Independent Electoral Commission official working at the ward 108 voting tent in Mfuleni has been dismissed after disappearing for more than an hour without reporting.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 7 May 2014

NEHAWU protests in City

About 1,000 to 1,500 members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union marched through town on 27 March to the offices of the Western Cape government.

GroundUp Staff

Brief | 27 March 2014