Bo-Kaap and District Six plans passed despite public participation concerns

DA councillors vote plans through but residents say they haven’t had time to study them.


News | 1 June 2023

City of Joburg demolished Mama Fifi’s urban farm, but she’s determined to start again

June demolition of Bertrams Urban Farm, running for 16 years, disrupted dozens of feeding schemes


Video | 8 August 2022

Rubbish piles up in Cape Town’s townships as residents fight over jobs

The City says it is making efforts to upgrade the jobseekers’ database

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Feature | 9 March 2022

Reintegrate or be repatriated, Home Affairs warns refugees

Motsoaledi tells MPs that the countries refugees want to go to are not ready to welcome them


News | 10 March 2020

Parkwood families await repairs to fire-ravaged council flats

Two council units in Parkwood burnt down in May and June. Residents were given containers to live in


News | 10 July 2018

Maynard Street residents snubbed by mayoral committee members

“They are running away from accountability to the electorate” says community spokesperson


News | 21 May 2018

State of the art library to open in Dunoon

Libraries in poor communities have to be built from scratch


News | 16 May 2018

Cape Town councillor promises new social housing by 2019

Activists vow to continue occupying Helen Bowden Nursing Home and Woodstock Hospital


News | 11 May 2018

Violent clashes between Mitchells Plain and Siqalo residents

30 people arrested for public violence


Brief | 2 May 2018

Anger over 10,000-seater stadium for Observatory

“We want development that supports the area,” says resident


News | 11 April 2018

Grand Parade Traders squeezed by City

Barricades in preparation for cycle tour are ruining business while vendors still have to pay rent


Brief | 6 March 2018

One-year-old, R12 million Atlantis park vandalised

Residents say the community has other priorities


Brief | 28 February 2018

Foreshore development was one of the reasons for De Lille fallout

Plans pushed through by senior official, claims mayor’s executive director


News | 26 February 2018

Residents object to R1.6 million fence for Wynberg Park

City says it is going ahead but will assess the fence route and meet the community


News | 15 November 2017

Philip Kgosana honoured in Cape Town

De Waal Drive renamed after struggle veteran


Brief | 13 October 2017

De Lille urges: Build better homes for the poor

City agreement with developers expected to fast track land approvals and rezoning for affordable housing


News | 12 October 2017