Fifteen years later still no footbridge for Cape Flats’ school children

A bridge to cross the Vygieskraal River in Kewtown has been on the City of Cape Town’s to do list since 2006

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22 September 2021

There have been nearly 1,200 shack fires in Cape Town this year, claiming over 80 lives

The City used to provide kits swiftly for fire victims but the end of a grant means that SASSA has taken this over, and help comes much slower

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16 September 2021

Mother pleads with strained Dial-a-Ride service to help get her daughter to school

Her daughter is among thousands of people on the City-run service’s waiting list

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16 September 2021

Judge refers “blatantly dishonest” advocate for disciplinary action

And he questions why Minister of Justice has not promulgated law that would punish misbehaving lawyers

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15 September 2021

Sex Workers Pride celebrated with vaccinations and calls for decriminalisation

Western Cape MEC for Health Nomafrench Mbombo says criminalisation of sex work makes access to health services more difficult

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

14 September 2021

Cape Town centre offers a hot meal and a vaccine to homeless people

“We wanted to create a welcoming and safe space with a meal where people could have access to the vaccine if they choose” says U-Turn’s director Jean-Ray Knighton-Fitt

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13 September 2021

Social grant offices have been closed over the past year, leaving recipients to foot the bill

Grant beneficiaries have to wait for hours in long queues, and spend more of their grants on travelling

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13 September 2021

Children’s book aims to give learners hope during the Covid-19 pandemic

More than 25,000 learners on the Cape Flats participate in the launch of Yola and the Trusted Crown for International Literacy Day

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

8 September 2021

Users must check if a taxi is safe, insists Transport MEC after crash at Parliament

Taxi in which several children were injured was overloaded, unroadworthy and unlicensed, and the driver had no licence either

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8 September 2021

Cape Town’s emergency housing programme is unconstitutional, says court

Judge tells City to find housing in the inner city for Bromwell Street families

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7 September 2021

Water tests show dangerous levels of bacteria in Zandvlei, Zeekoevlei, and Rietvlei

Months after vleis closed, City makes results public

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6 September 2021

City of Cape Town defends its demolition of Green Point tent camp in court

Ndifuna Ukwazi says City by-laws cannot be allowed to trump constitutional rights

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6 September 2021

Everyone agrees that Vrygrond needs a police station. But nothing happens

Activists want to know why they don’t have a station when a R100 million proposal to revamp Muizenberg police station was abandoned

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6 September 2021

Hanover Park residents fed up waiting for title deeds

Newfields Village families frustrated with Cape Town Community Housing Company’s “wheels turning slowly”

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3 September 2021

Woman can name her alleged rapist, court rules

June Dolley-Major said on Facebook that Melvin Booysen raped her

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3 September 2021