Articles by Chris Gilili

Residents of Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter was signed, still don’t have decent toilets

“What government is saying about hygiene is an insult to us”

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9 June 2020

Toilets built eight years ago, but no sign of houses

Makana Municipality says the matter is with the Public Protector

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20 November 2019

No shelters for Johannesburg’s homeless

City says 10,000 people are living on its streets, but it only funds one shelter

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8 July 2019

Over 150 households share three toilets

“Maybe the government has forgotten about Kliptown”

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21 June 2019

After three generations, Kliptown shack dwellers are still using communal toilets

“These toilets don’t reflect a democratic South Africa”

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13 June 2019

Rubbish piles up on Diepsloot street

“We eat and breathe this bad smell everyday”

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13 May 2019

Getty Mrawuli, 70, has been living in one room for most of her life

“I am still waiting for that house,” says Duncan Village resident

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29 November 2018

SAMWU calls for workers not to vandalise property during strike

Water and electricity supply disrupted after buildings burnt

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26 November 2018

“My shack is a breeding ground for rats” says Duncan Village resident

Piles of garbage in the area have not been collected since September

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26 November 2018

Buffalo City employees on strike for better pay

Workers in East London want City manager to step down

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21 November 2018

New toilets for Eastern Cape village school

16 toilets installed at Mfunalwazi Primary School

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21 November 2018

Living on a dumpsite since 1992

We’ve been forgotten, say residents of eTipini in East London

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16 November 2018

15-year-old dream comes true for young entrepreneurs

New township bakery creates jobs for the youth of Duncan Village

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13 November 2018

“The struggle for work in East London is hell”

Unemployed men wait on the side of the road for work

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12 November 2018

Nkandla residents rally to fix municipal toilets

“Next year we won’t vote. We do not have a reason to vote.”

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2 November 2018

Residents struggle to rebuild after shack fire in East London

100 homes destroyed and 350 people displaced in Kwinana informal settlement

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1 November 2018