Articles for Matthew Hirsch

Police minister says he’s been working from home for four years because of “terrible” state of SAPS building

“We paid more money trying to fix that thing than we paid for buying it,” Bheki Cele tells Parliament


News | 7 March 2024

Public Works to investigate mismanagement of police headquarters

“It’s unfortunate such a beautiful asset has been left in that kind of state” says head of property management


News | 5 March 2024

SAPS and Public Works called to Parliament over Telkom Towers debacle

Trade union Solidarity says it’s been complaining about the deplorable state of the police building for years, but to no avail


News | 4 March 2024

Auditor General gives damning report on police headquarters

This was just hours after workers at the Telkom Towers office were evacuated after it was declared unfit for human use


News | 1 March 2024

Four people shot on public works property in Wynberg

Two days prior to the shooting, Parliament recommended the property become a drug rehabilitation centre


News | 26 February 2024

Fiery end to Green Point tent city

The homeless community was evicted on Thursday

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News | 22 February 2024

Green Point “Tent City”: Homeless camp’s days are numbered

Relocation options unsatisfactory for many of the occupiers

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Feature | 20 February 2024

Vigil held in Sea Point for children of Gaza

The events were also to raise money for shoes for South African school children


Brief | 12 February 2024

Stop conflating criticism of Israel with antisemitism, protesters tell German consulate

They demanded Germany stop supporting the war on Gaza and resume funding UNRWA


Brief | 9 February 2024

Massive protest in Cape Town in support of people of Gaza

This was part of a Global Day of Action for Palestine


News | 13 January 2024

Protesters show support for South African case at International Court of Justice

South Africa’s legal team is presenting at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, on Thursday about the devastating effects of the ongoing war in Gaza


News | 11 January 2024

One of Cape Town’s few free rehab centres has closed its doors to adults

Concerns over further budget cuts and their impact on access to rehabilitation


News | 14 December 2023

As Israel wages war, Jews and Muslims in Cape Town show a peaceful way

Interfaith sabbath, Hanukkah and Maghrib services hosted at Claremont Mosque


Brief | 11 December 2023

Solidarity demonstrations with Palestinians held in Joburg and Cape Town

“We also faced a very oppressive apartheid regime” says protester

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Photo Essay | 29 November 2023

Much-loved pastor bows out from Central Methodist Church

“Jesus believed in justice, equality, truth, gentleness and mercy” says Alan Storey


News | 28 November 2023