Covid-19: Don’t put other people’s lives at risk, urges hospital cleaner

Thembelani Zake has had the disease and sees its effects daily in his work

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23 February 2021

Parents shut down high schools, demanding places for their children

“No learners will attend school while others don’t” says Kraaifontein community leader

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22 February 2021

Still no answers to why police used a water cannon on people in a SASSA queue

Independent Police Investigative Directorate considering an investigation

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22 February 2021

“God always puts something out for us” says scrap collector

Even shack fires can be an opportunity

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22 February 2021

Eersteriver residents demand a local school

Parents reject department’s offer to transport 500 learners to Khayelitsha for schooling

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19 February 2021

“The slow violence of malnutrition”

One in four children under five is undernourished and one in eight is overweight or obese, say researchers

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18 February 2021

Commuters wary of trains as service resumes

The Central Line started operating on Tuesday again but only between Cape Town and Langa

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18 February 2021

A new vaccine is being tested in Cape Town: Here’s why it’s different

Scientists hope SARS-CoV-2 will be less likely to evade it

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18 February 2021

Community gardeners dig in against attempts to evict them

New Khayelitsha vegetable garden is on land set aside for a provincial housing project

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18 February 2021

South Africa’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout begins!

Sister Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi, a registered nurse and midwife, was the first person in the country to be vaccinated as part of the state’s programme

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17 February 2021

No water, no sanitation, no electricity, but for these families this is “Paradise”

Small Kommetjie community hoped to be left alone, but housing development planned on land

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17 February 2021

Helping immigrant children get into schools

The Scalabrini Centre’s #access4EVERYchild campaign is assisting families

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16 February 2021

Civic farming campaign opposes Philippi Horticultural Area development

Proposed massive urban development opposed by small farmers

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12 February 2021

Families without water as City of Cape Town contract expires

Residents of Dunoon informal settlement block roads in protest

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10 February 2021

Without money to rebuild their shacks, Khayelitsha fire victims are living in churches

“Sometimes they have gas but no food. Other times they have food but no gas.”

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9 February 2021

Mother of five children killed by illegal electricity connection

Siyahlala informal settlement in Dunoon has never been electrified as it is on Transnet land

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8 February 2021