Articles for Silver Sibiya

Councillor denies giving people permission to occupy land in Johannesburg

The occupiers are mostly backyarders and tenants who say they could no longer afford to pay rent or buy a house. They have been clearing the open field for a week now.


News | 24 May 2024

Dozens of shacks demolished in Midrand

Shackdwellers say they’ll keep rebuilding because they have nowhere else to go


News | 14 May 2024

Activists and patients march on Gauteng health department demanding radiation treatment

Nearly R800-million set aside for radiation treatment outsourcing has not been spent


News | 30 April 2024

Elandsfontein drowning in sewage and buried by rubble

City of Ekurhuleni has not helped the residents who have reported the issues for nearly a year


Brief | 19 April 2024

Roads are littered with potholes and overgrown grass in this Soweto community

City promises the roads will soon be resurfaced as a temporary solution


News | 19 April 2024

100 shacks demolished by City of Joburg on rainy weekend

Red Ants tore down land occupiers’ homes in Glen Austin, Midrand, on Friday and Sunday


Brief | 8 April 2024

Homeowners protest after City Power tackles illegal connections

700 houses targeted in sting operation


Brief | 27 March 2024

Protesters block busy Vereeniging road to complain about stalled housing project

Kanana Park residents from Thulamntwana township brought traffic to a standstill on Monday


Brief | 26 March 2024

Joburg mayor snubs Diepkloof Hostel to deal with water crisis

People living in crumbling homes accuse the mayor of disrespecting them


News | 13 March 2024

Picket outside Ghana High Commission over homophobic bill

Treatment Action Campaign calls on Ghana’s president to reject bill that will criminalise LGBTQ+ people


Brief | 6 March 2024

Soweto households without electricity for seven months

Premier blames Eskom for delays


Brief | 28 February 2024

Unemployed doctors march to Union Buildings

They are calling for the president to intervene and make sure medical professionals are employed


Brief | 26 February 2024

Homeowners block entrance to Eskom over blackouts

Power utility blames illegal connections by shack dwellers and unauthorised backroom extensions by homeowners


Brief | 23 February 2024

Evicted Alexandra families spend the night on the street

Dozens of families evicted from container housing by the City of Johannesburg


News | 13 February 2024

Alleged extortionists appear in Mamelodi court

They were arrested in January after GroundUp reported that gang members had hijacked government-owned flats


Brief | 7 February 2024

Gangs make us pay for access to water, say Mamelodi residents

Municipality confirms illegal connections to the reservoir but blames people occupying nearby land


News | 1 February 2024