Hout Bay man arrested by 18 cops has bail extended

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.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

Brief | 13 November 2014

Andile Lili shot several times

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

Samwu expulsions unlawful, court rules

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.

Daneel Knoetze

Brief | 30 September 2014

Abahlali baseMjondolo relaunches in Western Cape

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.

Daneel Knoetze

Brief | 29 September 2014

Public invited to attend the final Lwandle hearing

The commission of inquiry into the Lwandle evictions has invited members of the public to attend its final hearing in Cape Town on Friday.

GroundUp Staff

Brief | 25 September 2014

Bail for arrested shackdwellers - residents toyi-toyi outside court

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.

Daneel Knoetze

Brief | 19 September 2014

Global to local: the people’s rights to peace

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.

Thembela Ntongana

Brief | 17 September 2014

City goes to court to stop Ses’Khona protests

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.

Johnnie Isaac

Brief | 9 September 2014

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