Santonio Jonkers let out a sigh of frustration as he was told for the third time that his court case was postponed, this time till next year.
Brief | 13 November 2014
Chairperson of the Ses'khona People's Rights Movement, Andile Lili, is in Tygerberg hospital after being shot in his vehicle in Khayelitsha last night.
Johnnie Isaac, Daneel Knoetze and GroundUp staff
Brief | 6 November 2014
The Gauteng High Court has ruled that the expulsion of ten Samwu provincial office bearers by the union between April and June this year was unlawful.
Brief | 30 September 2014
Abahlali baseMjondolo’s Western Cape branch relaunched at the Sweethome Farm informal settlement on Saturday. Re-elected chairperson Siyamboleka James spoke to GroundUp about the movement’s hopes to expand in the city, to renew negotiations with council for accountable service delivery, and about why there is no prospect of them working with Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement.
Brief | 29 September 2014
The commission of inquiry into the Lwandle evictions has invited members of the public to attend its final hearing in Cape Town on Friday.
Brief | 25 September 2014
Around 50 residents from Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East descended on the Athlone Magistrates Court to support twelve of their neighbours who have been detained for almost a month.
Brief | 19 September 2014
Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development (WCNCPD) will hold a Peace Day Event at the Gugulethu Sports Complex on Friday from 9am to 12pm.
Brief | 17 September 2014
Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement supporters came in their numbers to protest outside the Western Cape High Court about an interdict the City of Cape Town seeks to stop them protesting.
Brief | 9 September 2014
A delivery truck was set alight and looted in Mfuleni yesterday.
Brief | 2 September 2014
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.
Brief | 1 September 2014
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.
Brief | 27 August 2014
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.
Brief | 15 August 2014
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.
Brief | 5 August 2014
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.
Brief | 5 August 2014
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.
Brief | 1 August 2014
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.
Brief | 11 July 2014