Articles by Peter Luhanga

Wheelchair users struggle to use sewage covered, pothole-ridden roads in Dunoon

One man says people charge him R130 to push his wheelchair to the shops or nearby clinic


7 June 2021

Growing shack settlement annoys new homeowners

City says it has an interdict to stop new shacks from being built on the land


26 May 2021

Bail granted for two Abahlali leaders accused of conspiracy to murder

Shack dweller movement believe arrests are a political ploy to destroy and discredit them

By and

21 May 2021

Hundreds protest against Israeli airstrikes

Protesters demand South Africa boycott, divest and impose sanctions on Israel


11 May 2021

Dunoon land occupiers build flood barrier

Last winter the Diep River burst its banks flooding homes


10 May 2021

1,500 Dunoon families still not relocated a year later

Housing project has been held up by appeals


28 April 2021

Immigrant spaza shop owners driven out of Atlantis

Police failed to intervene


13 April 2021

Tired of waiting for government, Dunoon shack dwellers build a sewage system

“If you wait for the City to render services, you will wait forever” says community leader


1 April 2021

Swedish award offers some protection, says activist living “in the shadow of death”

Abahlali founder S’bu Zikode wins international human rights prize


31 March 2021

Parents make desperate plea for placement, but schools are full

More than 8,600 Western Cape learners have not yet found places


26 February 2021

“God always puts something out for us” says scrap collector

Even shack fires can be an opportunity


22 February 2021

Families without water as City of Cape Town contract expires

Residents of Dunoon informal settlement block roads in protest


10 February 2021

Mother of five children killed by illegal electricity connection

Siyahlala informal settlement in Dunoon has never been electrified as it is on Transnet land


8 February 2021

Overcrowding in Wolwerivier triggers land occupation

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


23 November 2020

Dunoon mother and six children among families left homeless after blaze

Some people started rebuilding on Tuesday after the homes of 139 people were gutted by a shack fire on Monday


4 November 2020

Subsistence farmers under siege from land occupation

Shacks have been erected in the middle of their crops in Dunoon


27 October 2020