Articles by Lucas Nowicki

Luyolo land claimants to wait another three years for housing project

“For years people showed us plans for housing then disappeared without anything being done. Many of us had lost hope”

By Thembela Ntongana and Lucas Nowicki - 27 July 2020

Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across South Africa

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs

By Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki - 22 July 2020

Homes demolished as storm hits Cape Town

Five shacks in Vrygrond were demolished on a rainy Thursday afternoon

By Lucas Nowicki - 11 July 2020

Community Chest houses homeless group in its office for winter

City of Cape Town says Culemborg shelter will be completed by end of June

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 22 June 2020

In photos: Cape Town flooded

The city has been hit by hail, lightning, thunder and heavy rain since Wednesday

By Ashraf Hendricks, Buziwe Nocuze and Lucas Nowicki - 11 June 2020

Homeless sleep outside “incomplete” City shelter

City says group living outside the Culemborg shelter site is hampering its completion

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 5 June 2020

Strandfontein homeless site closes

City says Culemborg site will accommodate 96 of the estimated 180 homeless people now living under the overpass

By James Stent and Lucas Nowicki - 25 May 2020

High Court gives Makana Municipality tongue-lashing over attempt to appeal landmark verdict

Judge says government “ought to be hanging their heads in shame”

By Lucas Nowicki - 22 May 2020
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Covid-19 concerns at homeless camp after officers test positive

Up to a week after being tested, dozens of people staying at the City of Cape Town’s Strandontein camp don’t have their results

By James Stent and Lucas Nowicki - 1 May 2020
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Covid-19 prolongs Makhanda water crisis

Hundreds of millions budgeted for bulk water and sanitation projects to be shifted to emergency response plan

By Lucas Nowicki - 29 April 2020
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Covid-19: Boycott threatened over online teaching

Student bodies demand equal access for all students before remote learning can commence

By Lucas Nowicki - 21 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police use rubber bullets to stop homeless people leaving camp

Street people claim they are not being fed and they were deceived about conditions

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 7 April 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown regulations threaten livelihoods of line fishermen

“Everybody needs the snoek run to make it through the year”

By Lucas Nowicki - 7 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police close shop because owner could not colour print trading permit

“Where am I supposed to find a place to print it when all the internet stores are closed?”

By Lucas Nowicki - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police arrest shopkeeper for trading without a permit

Shop was selling food and is exempt under disaster regulations

By Lucas Nowicki - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: Homeless people in Muizenberg are afraid and anxious

“No one has talked to us about the virus. We don’t know what it can do to us. All we know is that you must wash your hands.”

By Lucas Nowicki - 27 March 2020