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

Retreat residents want City to dump rubbish site plan

Cape Town plans to greatly expand its drop-off facility for bulky waste and recyclables

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News | 25 September 2017