Articles for Trevor Bohatch

“This is not a place for human beings”

Blikkiesdorp was supposed to be temporary, but residents are stuck there indefinitely

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News | 20 June 2017

Researchers test nifty way to save water in informal settlement

“One of the things that we’ve done badly across Africa… is deal with the surface runoff”


Solutions | 14 June 2017

Authorities remove community primary school

Joe Slovo Park parents had started a makeshift school for 400 learners. Education department sayschildren will be accommodated elsewhere.

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Brief | 8 June 2017

Cape Town parking marshals made to work through storm

“We are staying in shacks. We don’t know what is going to happen at home”


Brief | 7 June 2017

Some Cape Town homes without water at night as City tries to find right pressure

Councillor urges residents to report problems


Brief | 6 June 2017

Protesters chant in support of penile amputation

COSATU leads march against violence against women


News | 5 June 2017

Cape Town students and teachers address diversity

Programme teaches inclusivity whether gay, lesbian, transgender, black, white, brown, girl, boy, from the city or the country, says activist founder


News | 24 May 2017

What happens when the dams run dry?

Mayor Patricia de Lille: “We are going to have to cut the water off for long hours like with load-shedding”


News | 19 May 2017

What needs to be done about Cape Town’s water crisis

“Decision making … is now lagging too far behind our current reality”


News | 18 May 2017

Here’s where to find data on Cape Town’s water crisis

Government, the weather service and academics need to do better at making data and analysis of the water crisis available


News | 17 May 2017

What’s causing Cape Town’s water crisis?

Population growth, drought and climate change threaten the city’s water supply


News | 16 May 2017

In photos: Cape Town’s water crisis

Perilous state of city’s water supply is starkly visible

Text by Trevor Bohatch. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks.

Photo Essay | 15 May 2017

No compromise between UWC security company and 144 dismissed workers

Guards have been out of work for four months


Brief | 5 May 2017

Parents burn tyres as they demand registration of school

“We tried to do things in the proper way, but nothing happened”

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News | 4 May 2017

Sea Point company fails to pay provident fund despite salary deductions

“That money was going to help me because I have a family in the Eastern Cape depending on me.”

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News | 3 May 2017

Activists occupy Cape Town building for over a month

“They thought if they switched the electricity off we were going to move out, but we won’t”


News | 3 May 2017