Articles for Sandiso Phaliso

Eastern Cape clinic serving a dozen villages is falling apart

Patients at Gilton clinic complain of medication shortages, broken medical equipment, no proper furniture, staff shortages and high patient volume.


News | 24 May 2024

Philippi gangsters say they’ll only stop killing if government pays them

Two security guards escorting City workers were shot dead last week because protection is their business, say extortionists


Feature | 29 April 2024

We want reparations before the elections, demand victims of apartheid crime

About 100 pensioners, supported by the Khulumani Support Group, picketed outside Parliament on Tuesday


Brief | 23 April 2024

Trains are running again on Metrorail’s Southern Line but the embankment needs attention

The Transport Minister is due to catch a train from Fish Hoek to Cape Town on Tuesday

By and

News | 22 April 2024

Witness says camera footage shows Cape Town lawyer damaged neighbour’s car

Gary Trappler accused by neighbour of race attack


News | 17 April 2024

Extortion rackets disrupt work in Cape Town’s townships

We no longer go to some townships without an escort, says waste collection worker


News | 16 April 2024

Macassar residents “will fight tooth and nail” against PRASA’s plan to relocate shack dwellers

Hundreds marched on Saturday to protest against PRASA’s plan to move shack dwellers occupying the Central Line to Macassar


News | 15 April 2024

I’m a monster killer, Philippi extortionist tells GroundUp

A member of a criminal syndicate explains how they operate


News | 10 April 2024

Beneficiaries struggling with grants since SASSA closed Macassar office

“People are poor and cannot afford to travel far for services that should be here,” says resident


Brief | 8 April 2024

People struggle to get IDs at Khayelitsha Home Affairs as elections loom

One person said they slept outside the Khayelitsha office on Monday night. Despite being among the first in line, they were only helped at 3pm on Tuesday.

By and

News | 3 April 2024

Former PRASA board members should be declared delinquent, says SCOPA chair

Irregular and possibly corrupt security contracts led to the widespread destruction of South Africa’s rail network


News | 26 March 2024

Railway line occupiers complain to Parliamentarians about lack of water

SCOPA hears of the substantial obstacles blocking the reopening of Cape Town’s Central Line


News | 21 March 2024

Dogs and their owners out in force to raise money for Khayelitsha clinic

Sea Point walk raises R45,000 for Mdzananda Animal Clinic


Brief | 18 March 2024

Library vandalism hits learners hard in Philippi

Brown’s Farm library may be closed for a year


Brief | 14 March 2024

Thousands of people still living on Cape Town’s Central Line

This is in addition to the hundreds of families in shacks who were relocated from the railway line in Philippi in December


News | 14 March 2024