Violence erupts in Philippi on the eve of the elections

Protesters burn tyres, block roads, stone cars and set a bus alight. The car in which independent candidate Zackie Achmat was driving was shot at.


Brief | 28 May 2024

Families fear eviction from old train yard

Some have lived in “Oya Town” near Maitland Station for eight years


Photo Essay | 28 May 2024

Voters will be safe in Philippi, say community leaders and police

No repeat of last November’s disruption of registration process


Brief | 28 May 2024

No ID, no vote: Home Affairs fails victims of Cape Town shack fire

Home Affairs says the City of Cape Town must send a list of victims but the City says it’s already done so


News | 28 May 2024

Thousands march in Cape Town in support of ICJ order against Israel

Case to stop Israeli attack on Rafah was brought by South African government

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News | 26 May 2024

Rubber bullets versus stones at Blikkiesdorp protest

Protesters and City in dispute over housing project


Brief | 24 May 2024

Strandfontein development could make critically endangered butterfly extinct

The only colony of one of the world’s most endangered butterflies is within sight of a large, multi-storey development


News | 24 May 2024

Sex workers picket at Parliament ahead of elections

#WhoSpeaksForUs? campaign launched


Brief | 23 May 2024

Cape Town protesters block busy road, demanding services

They are angry that refugees living in a tent on the same land have toilets and water, but they do not


Brief | 22 May 2024

City of Cape Town backtracks on housing agreement with Mfuleni backyarders

New housing development will not only be for the backyarders, says the City


News | 22 May 2024

Last four traders at Salt River Market to fight their eviction

Site to be used for 1,000 affordable housing units

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News | 21 May 2024

“Silent disease” outed at African Hepatitis Convention

Many South Africans with hepatitis go undiagnosed


News | 20 May 2024

Rainbow flags fill the streets of Nyanga and Gugulethu

In its 11th year, Khumbulani Pride renewed calls for justice for victims of hate crime


News | 20 May 2024

Community health workers toyi-toyi outside Alan Winde’s offices

They were demanding full employment by the province


Brief | 17 May 2024

New police station finally opens in Khayelitsha, ending a nearly 20-year wait

Construction of a permanent station in Makhaza will start next year, says Bheki Cele


News | 17 May 2024