Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Taxi drivers’ protest leaves commuters stranded

Mom misses baby’s hospital appointment, learner misses school as more vehicles torched


2 June 2021

Taxi drivers cause havoc in Nyanga over impounded vehicles

Protesters burnt a bus and four cars, shutting down the area around the Nyanga taxi rank for two days


28 May 2021

5,000 Siqalo households have no water during the day

City of Cape Town says illegal connections interrupt the water supply to the informal settlement


27 May 2021

Sisters die in Philippi shack fire

The family lost everything in the blaze


22 May 2021

Unfinished RDP houses a crime den in Nyanga

“These houses have been like this for ten years if not more”


18 May 2021

Protesters dump rubbish inside City depot

Khayelitsha residents say their drains are blocked and nothing is being done


12 May 2021

Shack fire claims life of three-year-old

Mother asks for help to bury her son


3 May 2021

New “R4 million” taxi rank is useless, say taxi drivers

Tsomo taxi rank, which has been ready for two years, is too small for taxis to turn in, they say


8 April 2021

Union in wage dispute with PRASA

SATAWU wants to be allowed to renegotiate some terms of agreement

By and

7 April 2021

Taxi drivers take revenge on protesters

Shacks set alight after a taxi was stoned during protests in the Delft area, Cape Town


26 March 2021

Violent clashes in Masiphumelele over future of sportsfield

The City wants to build temporary houses on it but as one resident says, “To the City, temporary can be 25 years.”


18 March 2021

Plea for Mozambican government to locate Cape Town man

Patrick Lunguza was transporting a body to Malawi when he was arrested last month. His family has not been able to contact him for two weeks


12 March 2021

Mud school has one broken toilet for 175 learners and staff

Four grades share one classroom at Centane primary school


12 March 2021

Where will the children play? Masiphumelele youths disrupt housing project

They say the field on which the temporary houses are being built is the only one they can use


11 March 2021

Northlink college promises to pay student allowances despite NSFAS funding shortfall

Students say they will continue boycotting classes until their money is paid


9 March 2021