Over 14,000 people estimated to be living on the streets of Cape Town

Study finds that R20,000 is spent per homeless person per year in the criminal justice system

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26 November 2020

City of Cape Town in spat with Public Works over refugee camp

Meanwhile hundreds of refugees are without basic sanitation at the Bellville camp

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25 November 2020

Cape Flats women activists celebrated

Twenty women from communities across the city have been nominated for awards

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25 November 2020

Crucial case on legality of shack demolitions starts

Judges will rule whether a court order must be sought in all cases

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24 November 2020

Health workers say they have to meet their supervisors under a tree in Khayelitsha

They are picketing for better working conditions and wages

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24 November 2020

Refugees from UNHCR protest face deportation

“I cry everyday and worry about my first child’s future. I may never see my husband again”

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24 November 2020

Langa covered in overflowing sewage and stagnant puddles

City plans to upgrade hostels in the area soon

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24 November 2020

Overcrowding in Wolwerivier triggers land occupation

Families moved to the “temporary relocation area” have grown in size over the past five years

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23 November 2020

Police officers caught on video throwing disabled man out of his wheelchair

Zwelenkosi Ngidi had gone to Cape Town police to find out about arrested community leaders

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20 November 2020

IPID investigating after police accused of assaulting woman

The woman says that officers in Philippi threatened to kill her and her family if they spoke out about the incident

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20 November 2020

Nyanga youths charge R50 to queue for clients

“Many visit these departments the whole week without being helped because of the long queues”

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20 November 2020

Devastating Langa fire destroys 70 homes

“My shack was filled with smoke and it was so hot inside. I grabbed my baby and ran out.”

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19 November 2020

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about “spatial apartheid”

Atlantis was going to be a hub, said Judge Sher, but now “people are stuck out there with great unemployment and social problems”

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18 November 2020

Tafelsig feeding scheme battles red tape

Tafelsig CAN provides meals three times a day to hundreds of families in Mitchells Plain and Philippi

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18 November 2020

Informal traders say the City neglects the town centre in Mitchells Plain

The group says the area “reeks of defecation and urine”

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17 November 2020

Blouvlei crèche survived apartheid but may not survive Covid-19

The historic crèche opened in 1955 in Cape Town by Dora Tamana is struggling

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17 November 2020