Wolwerivier transformed into a catwalk for International Women’s Day

Organisers hope the annual modelling event will encourage more young women from the community to follow their dreams

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Photo Essay | 11 March 2024

Nine years later, here is how Wolwerivier is doing

Residents of the City’s emergency housing development face unemployment, extreme heat, and overcrowding. But “we have achieved a lot” says a community member

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News | 1 February 2024

Wolwerivier’s karate dojo: police captain teaches children “not to fight”

Carol-Ann Daniels found that children in one of Cape Town’s poorest areas had nothing to do


Photo Essay | 25 January 2022

Magdalene Minnaar’s baking classes are a hit in Wolwerivier

Here, once a month, the scent of milktarts, cupcakes, or doughnuts can be discovered


Video | 31 March 2021

Covid-19: How Wolwerivier is coping with lockdown

Children have learnt to stand apart as they wait for their meals


Video | 30 April 2020

Two years on, how is Wolwerivier doing?

Residents describe problems, but also some improvements


News | 7 September 2017

New round of evictions in Wolwerivier

Residents say they live in overcrowded conditions while houses stand empty


News | 9 March 2017

Wolwerivier’s only creche threatened with closure on Monday

City refuses to provide its contingency plan for how children will be looked after


News | 5 August 2016

Will Wolwerivier improve soon?

Residents frustrated with communication and security problems


News | 19 February 2016

Wolwerivier without running water

Residents battle in fierce heatwave


News | 20 January 2016

City cannot continue to ignore the crisis at Wolwerivier

There is a deepening crisis of overcrowding, joblessness, insecurity and general destitution at Wolwerivier relocation camp. The community have explained their experiences, along with a call for engagement and support, in writing to the City of Cape Town. Their letter was ignored.

Daneel Knoetze

Opinion | 14 August 2015

City evicts recently housed Wolwerivier families

Dozens of Metro Law Enforcement officers swooped on Wolwerivier relocation camp on Wednesday morning. They broke locks and ejected two households deemed to have occupied the municipal built structures unlawfully. Yet, a community leader has called this show of force an insult, citing the general lack of safety and protection for Wolwerivier's inhabitants.

Daneel Knoetze

News | 30 July 2015

Will Wolwerivier be a model for development, or the next Blikkiesdorp?

Loud barks from a multitude of dogs are what you hear when entering the small area of Wolwerivier, where 28 families live under difficult conditions.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

Feature | 20 March 2015