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Eastern Cape towns without water for two weeks

Striking workers at Amathole District Municipality say they are not to blame

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News | 12 August 2022

Amathole Municipality and Department of Water blame each other for leaving villages dry

Workers oppose the mayor’s plan to bring in a new company and cut their wages. Mayor blames the Department - but the municipality has not released funds to the contractor.


News | 1 August 2022

Where are the houses we were promised in 1996, ask the elderly women of Kei Road

“It is clear our government only helps those who protest”


News | 27 July 2022

Backyarders finish houses abandoned by contractor

But the City of Cape Town says the contractor will be back and the occupiers will be evicted

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News | 21 July 2022

City opens criminal case against flood victims occupying community hall

About 60 Mfuleni families moved into the hall after floods in June


Brief | 15 July 2022

Fire crew attacked responding to blaze where toddler died

The five-year-old boy was home alone with his three-year-old brother when the fire started


Brief | 11 July 2022

Takealot workers strike for permanent positions

Hundreds of workers walk out of Montague Gardens warehouse


Brief | 8 July 2022

Loadshedding may have killed Khayelitsha couple

Daughter suspects they went to bed when the electricity cut and forgot to switch off a stove


Brief | 7 July 2022

City suspends operations in Philippi after team robbed at gunpoint

Families in Marcus Garvey informal settlement are living with a large pool of stagnant sewer water behind their homes


Brief | 7 July 2022

Six children and two adults die in Cape Town shack fires

Three fires in West Bank, Nyanga and Philippi also left scores of people homeless

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News | 4 July 2022

Loadshedding causes more hardship for grant recipients

Khayelitsha residents protested on Thursday, demanding SASSA open more service sites


News | 30 June 2022

Woman dies trying to save her family

Mfuleni family loses three members in a fire. Two children are still fighting for their lives in hospital.


Brief | 29 June 2022

Broken toilets are a big problem across Cape Town’s townships

In a Khayelitsha neighbourhood, it’s so bad that instead of using the City-supplied toilets, people are defecating in buckets and throwing the waste in a field


News | 27 June 2022

Flood “washes away” shacks in Cape Town nature reserve

Clean up operations underway across city on Wednesday morning

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News | 15 June 2022

Cape Town housing project brought to a halt in protest over jobs

Delft residents demand work on Symphony Way project


News | 9 June 2022

Judge sets deadline for Western Cape Education Department to find schools for seven learners

Equal Education Law Centre inundated with requests from desperate parents of unplaced learners


News | 8 June 2022