COVID-19

Picketers demand jail time for looters of Covid-19 funds

Campaign highlights the devastating impact of corruption on lives

By Nokulunga Majola - 21 September 2020

“It’s so painful when you see old people drinking dirty, smelly water with animals”

27 communities “crippled by the lack of water access during the Covid-19 pandemic”

By Marecia Damons - 18 September 2020

Hopes for new Cape Town restaurant after Covid-19 devastated industry

“Local everything” should be industry’s new focus, says restaurateur

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 September 2020

73 workers dismissed for protest over unpaid Covid-19 relief funds

They also cannot access UIF benefits because the Department of Labour system shows that they are still employed

By Nokulunga Majola - 18 September 2020

Covid-19: “We are starving” says singer Vicky Sampson

About 50 musicians and performers picket outside Parliament demanding relief money

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 September 2020

Hungry children go hunting to get food

Without daily school meals, children do odd jobs or hunt pigeons and rabbits to get lunch

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 September 2020

Reopen events, say Gauteng entertainers

“There’s no food anymore. There’s no income.”

By Elna Schütz - 11 September 2020

Relocation of 1,500 Dunoon families postponed until at least next year

Neighbouring business owners object to relocation, say there are better alternatives

By Peter Luhanga - 8 September 2020

IT crash blamed for leaving children hungry

Department of Justice says its working to resolve 129 outstanding payments

By Johnnie Isaac - 7 September 2020

How Western Cape will check for a future Covid-19 surge

Large survey of pregnant women and people with HIV suggests a lot of Capetonians have already been infected

By James Stent - 4 September 2020

Community healthcare workers demand “danger pay”

“We need proper PPE because we work in cramped bungalows and shipping containers”

By Vincent Lali - 1 September 2020

Cape Town’s approach to homeless people is cruel and expensive

It would have been more affordable to offer people decent accommodation than the Strandfontein camp

By Brett Herron - 1 September 2020

Covid-19: How a Cape Town project saved many lives

By getting high-risk people into care immediately, even if they are not feeling ill, many deaths can be prevented

By Neal David - 31 August 2020

Priest helps struggling Malawians with food parcels

Destitute immigrants receive no help from government and can’t afford to return home

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 August 2020

Families face eviction from one of Gauteng’s iconic buildings

“I can’t believe that l am losing my home again” says 60-year-old woman

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 31 August 2020

Lockdown in pictures - Day 155: Hawking on the streets

By Jeffrey Abrahams - 28 August 2020