Weekend fire in Masiphumelele claims 46 homes

Over 100 people had to rebuild their shacks


Brief | 12 December 2016

Masiphumelele residents fear being trapped if there’s a fire

New location has narrow roads and a fence surrounding it


News | 30 November 2016

Masiphumelele activist jailed for breaking bail conditions

Lubabalo Vellem also accused of stabbing police van tyres


Brief | 30 November 2016

Night patrols started in Masiphumelele

Many residents believe it will reduce crime


News | 11 November 2016

Charges dropped against 27 in Masiphumelele public violence case

State failed to produce the docket in court


Brief | 22 September 2016

Masiphumelele holds vigil for murdered 14-year-old

Amani Pula had dreams of becoming a soccer player


Brief | 15 September 2016

Sun brings relief to flooded Masiphumelele

Heavy rains swamp informal settlement


Brief | 27 July 2016

Masiphumelele residents stay away from work during court case

About 300 residents marched to Simon’s Town Magistrates' Court today in support of 43 community members arrested last year for public violence


Brief | 14 June 2016

Masiphumelele taxis vs residents: community leader confident agreement is imminent

It appears there is progress towards a peace agreement between the Masiphumelele community and the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata).


News | 11 May 2016

Taxi drivers versus Masiphumelele

Residents are boycotting taxis, while taxi drivers are vetting who goes in and out of the township


Brief | 9 May 2016

Hundreds of Masiphumelele residents march to court

Community leader Lubabalo Vellem denied bail ammendment


News | 4 May 2016

Masiphumelele in lockdown

Roads blocked and workers and learners told to stay home


Brief | 3 May 2016

Mobile police station is a “sleep van”, says resident

Vusi Pikoli hears Masiphumelele residents' complaints about cops


News | 14 April 2016

Masiphumelele community opposes R4 million fence

Community leaders say money would be better spent improving the township


News | 8 April 2016

Dozens of Masiphumelele fire victims still homeless

“We are not here because we like it," says community hall resident


News | 4 March 2016

Hundreds still homeless in Masiphumelele

Grandmother describes how she had to sleep rough


News | 28 January 2016