Articles for Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Protesters blocking major Cape Town road want to extend their shacks

Residents say large families are cramped into small shacks at Zamimpilo informal settlement in Khayelitsha. But the City says they are unlawfully occupying land that is earmarked for development.


News | 19 May 2022

“I stood there watching the blaze kill my family”

Relative describes her helplessness as five people die in Khayelitsha fire


Brief | 16 May 2022

Fifty families share two toilets in Taiwan, Khayelitsha

Toilets have not been cleaned for five weeks


Brief | 26 April 2022

Mfuleni families left to use the canal as a toilet

Chemical toilets fill up, flush toilets are blocked


News | 19 April 2022

Taxis bring Cape Town city centre to a standstill

Protest against high impounding fees and long wait for permits


News | 24 March 2022

Golden Arrow buses attacked in taxi drivers’ protest

Two Golden Arrow buses, two municipal vehicles and an Eskom vehicle were set alight in Cape Town


Brief | 18 March 2022

No more space for large-scale housing projects, says Western Cape government

Families relocated to Delft say their living conditions have become unbearable


News | 14 March 2022

Classes disrupted at Northlink College as students protest

Students say they can’t pay for accommodation or food


Brief | 10 March 2022

Rubbish piles up in Cape Town’s townships as residents fight over jobs

The City says it is making efforts to upgrade the jobseekers’ database

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Feature | 9 March 2022

Khayelitsha housing protesters close four roads

Protesters say they are being overlooked for housing


News | 3 March 2022

Northlink students boycott classes over delayed NSFAS payments

The college says it’s waiting for NSFAS to verify list of qualifying students to be paid


Brief | 2 March 2022

Stand-off over Nyanga RDP house

City of Cape Town allocates house to 48-year-old man - but the house is occupied already


News | 24 February 2022

Five friends die in Khayelitsha shack fire

Families devastated


Brief | 18 February 2022

Broke municipality can’t provide basic services but it pays managers massive travel allowances

Amahlathi Local Municipality has a history of financial mismanagement

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Feature | 11 February 2022

Young brothers die in devastating blaze

The fire gutted 11 shacks in Gugulethu


Brief | 7 February 2022