Articles by Masixole Feni

Cape Town residents battle spring floods

Deluge of rain over weekend leaves shacks and roads waterlogged

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28 October 2019

South Africans come out in support of #ClimateStrike

“You’ll die of old age. I’ll die of climate change”

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20 September 2019

Shelter supports City’s approach to homeless people

“Exemptions from the bylaw for homeless people will increase impunity and lead to worse social conditions on the street” says CEO of Haven Night Shelter

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15 July 2019

No water, no toilets, no electricity in Qandu-qandu

Thousands in Khayelitsha informal settlement hope and wait for basic services

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1 July 2019

Community clean up turns waste into arts and crafts

Clean My Space initiative in Khayelitsha has ballooned to 180 members

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7 June 2019

“I am left with this blanket and winter is coming”

Strand land occupiers who are staying in community halls say they have nowhere to go

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14 May 2019

Cape Town’s roadside chicken sellers

“What I love about this business is that it is outside. I’m not enclosed in a building.”

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18 April 2019

Cape Town’s iconic murals

The city has beautiful public art depicting the life and ideals of its residents

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14 March 2019

Waiting and hoping the whole day for work

“Sometimes in a week I get maybe one job. If I am lucky I get two jobs and I make R150 per job.”

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26 February 2019

Mfuleni schools shut down as unplaced learners protest

Education department says enrolments in Western Cape have increased by more than 18,000

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4 February 2019

In photos: Bonteheuwel schools show their athletics skills

Usually in the news because of its gang crime, these photos show a happier, more hopeful side of this neighbourhood

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25 January 2019

Mfuleni’s marvellous pets

While dogs are the most popular pet, some very curious creatures have formed lasting friendships with the township’s residents

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22 January 2019

In photos: The long wait for social grants

“I arrived here at 8:30pm on Wednesday, only to be helped the next day.”

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15 August 2018

Shacks flooded after week of Cape rains

Dam levels are rising and Day Zero in 2019 is unlikely, but for hundreds of thousands of people, the rains bring hardship

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22 June 2018

Mfuleni land occupiers won’t give up

“Setting up again is a form of resistance” says woman whose shack has been demolished

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3 April 2018

In photos: The people of Woodstock threatened by gentrification

“If we have to move to Wolwerivier it would be a setback in my life and for all my children”

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27 July 2017