Shelters in Cape Town are filling up as winter bites

The Haven’s shelters are already 85% full


Brief | 18 June 2024

In photos: one of the worst places to live in Cape Town

“Our parents lived in this poverty, we are living in this poverty, and now our children are living in this poverty”

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News | 14 June 2024

Philippi satellite police station to open after two-year wait

The community is desperate for more policing


Brief | 13 June 2024

Backyarders vs City of Cape Town in court

Judgment reserved in Belhar occupation case

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Law | 10 June 2024

State completes investigation into three SAPS officers charged with torturing Cape Town barber

No response from SAPS on whether the three are still employed or on duty


Brief | 7 June 2024

In photos: Cape Town houses flooded

Over 40 informal settlements seriously affected by heavy rains


Photo Essay | 6 June 2024

First sitting of new Parliament will be at the Cape Town International Convention Centre

The new National Assembly will not be complete until February 2026


Brief | 6 June 2024

Thousands of special needs learners still not placed at schools

Parents of children with disabilities protested in May, demanding that government do more to help their children


News | 5 June 2024

Stun grenades thrown at farm women outside Parliament

200 women were marching to call for a ban on pesticides


News | 4 June 2024

Violence erupts in Philippi on the eve of the elections

Protesters burn tyres, block roads, stone cars and set a bus alight. The car in which independent candidate Zackie Achmat was driving was shot at.


Brief | 28 May 2024

Families fear eviction from old train yard

Some have lived in “Oya Town” near Maitland Station for eight years


Photo Essay | 28 May 2024

Voters will be safe in Philippi, say community leaders and police

No repeat of last November’s disruption of registration process


Brief | 28 May 2024

No ID, no vote: Home Affairs fails victims of Cape Town shack fire

Home Affairs says the City of Cape Town must send a list of victims but the City says it’s already done so


News | 28 May 2024

Thousands march in Cape Town in support of ICJ order against Israel

Case to stop Israeli attack on Rafah was brought by South African government

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News | 26 May 2024

Rubber bullets versus stones at Blikkiesdorp protest

Protesters and City in dispute over housing project


Brief | 24 May 2024

Strandfontein development could make critically endangered butterfly extinct

The only colony of one of the world’s most endangered butterflies is within sight of a large, multi-storey development


News | 24 May 2024