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Site B’s vetkoek hub

Makazi’s take away is a busy shack that constantly has a line of customers waiting outside to be served their vetkoek (fat cakes).

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 25 July 2012

Immigrants at work: Making ends meet as a cab driver

Tinashe Nhidza is a 35-year-old Zimbabwean taxi cab driver operating in Cape Town.

Veronica Washaya

News | 25 July 2012

Immigrants at work: The Parow flea market

Cameroon-born Desmond Chia is a stall owner at the Parow flea market. The harsh weather Cape Town has recently seen makes it hard for him to run his business.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 25 July 2012

“We’ll come back to Cape Town” - Manchester United players

On Saturday, Manchester United played Ajax in Cape Town as one of their pre-season training friendly matches.

Margo Fortune

News | 25 July 2012

Gay and lesbian activists protest Holomisa’s call for review

Last Wednesday, gay and lesbian rights organisations handed a memorandum to the ANC Western Cape representative, Songezo Mjongile.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 25 July 2012

A spaza shop “just to keep busy”

For most people, opening a spaza shop is a small business venture to earn an income. For Richard Handel, it is just to keep busy.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 25 July 2012

Immigrants at work: Hair salon and cosmetics shop in Parow

Prince Ikenna came to South Africa from Nigeria in 2010 and has set up a successful salon and cosmetics business.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 25 July 2012

Khayelitsha’s first coffee shop opened

What do a fireman, an employee at a towel factory and a coffee barista have in common? They all make up the Department of Coffee (DOC), a new intimate coffee shop in Khayelitsha.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 19 July 2012

Delft RDP houses falling apart

Delft residents are left in the cold this winter as the recent bad weather is causing their houses to fall apart.

Janine Fortuin

News | 19 July 2012

Activists battle Novartis over cancer drug

South African activists are campaigning to get a multinational pharmaceutical company, Novartis, to drop a court case against the Indian government.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 18 July 2012

Zimbabwean woman murdered on her way to Bellville

The brother of a Zimbabwean woman who was murdered last week is accusing her ex-boyfriend in a case that highlights violence against women.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 18 July 2012

GROW Academy bringing communities into the digital age

On Monday, a group of unemployed school-leavers gathered in Athlone for GROW Academy. This is an initiative by organisations in Cape Town to give people basic information technology skills through a five day training programme called a boot camp.

Veronica Washaya

News | 18 July 2012

From Ocean View and Lavender Hill to player of the season: GroundUp interviews Ashley Hartog

GroundUp interviewed Ashley Hartog, the midfielder for Supersport United who won the club's Player of the Season and the Players' Player of the Season awards for the 2011/12 season.

Margo Fortune

News | 18 July 2012

Khayelitsha leader murdered

Mnoneleli Ngubo, a leading member of Equal Education in Khayelitsha, was stabbed to death in his Khayelitsha home on Tuesday 3 July.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 11 July 2012

Winter in the shacks of Khayelitsha

The rain makes life even more difficult for the residents of Taiwan in Khayelitsha.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 11 July 2012

Man in Gugs flat: “Living here is not life”

Kholekile Tisana is partially blind and has lived in a block of flats called Somafu in Gugulethu for the past year. He says living there is the same as living in a shack.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 11 July 2012