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Sunday September 21st 2014

Arts

Stones thrown at the Monument miss the mark Stones thrown at the Monument miss the mark »

27.07.2014 I attended the festival in Grahamstown this year, and I have to agree with author Kimon de [...]


A shot of life, straight no chaser A shot of life, straight no chaser »

We are more alike than we think. Or, slightly more disconcertingly, we are not as unique as we like to [...]


‘Undermined’ in a hole ‘Undermined’ in a hole »

Were it not for the exploitation of mineworkers over the past 130 years, Nigeria would likely have [...]


Protest

Parking solutions in breach of labour Acts, say lawyers

Parking solutions in breach of labour Acts, say lawyers

04.11.13 If parking marshals' allegations are correct, Street Parking Solutions owner Zunade Loghedy appears to be in violation of both the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Labour Relations Act. SPS employees who have been on a protected strike for the last two weeks have variously claimed that they are not receiving sick leave, [...]

Informal settlement residents to march for land

Informal settlement residents to march for land

29.10.2013 Thousands of informal settlement residents from across the city are expected to march on the provincial legislature today demanding land for improved housing. Sithembele Majova spokesperson for coalition group Cape Town Informal Settlements, said they were expecting tens of thousands of residents to participate in the march. He [...]

19 Citrusdal students in court following protests

19 Citrusdal students in court following protests

14.10.2013 Nineteen students from Citrusdal FET College appeared at Clanwilliam court today on public violence charges following violent protest on campus on Thursday. The students are allegedly part of a group of over 100 students who emptied rubbish bins and set refuse alight outside the institution in protest over the administration [...]

Learners trash school in protest against principal

Learners trash school in protest against principal

15.08.2013 The principal New Eisleben High school in Lower Crossroads had to flee from hundreds of pupils yesterday as they went on the rampage vandalising classrooms, throwing stones at teachers’ cars and destroying toilets and plumbing. The rampaging pupils said they wanted the principal, a Mr Mazimena, out of the school as they said he [...]

Inside the toilet wars

Inside the toilet wars

12.08.2013 When the City of Cape Town announced that portable flush toilets were going to be given to residents in informal settlements, people got excited, says Sibusiso Zonke, an ANC Youth League member in Khayelitsha. But when they realized they were just a more sophisticated version of the bucket toilets, people got angry, said the [...]

N2 closed again due to faeces protests

N2 closed again due to faeces protests

07.08.2013 The N2 in Cape Town had to be closed once again due to informal settlements residents throwing tyres, stones and buckets full of human faeces on the national highway on Wednesday afternoon. The incident is the latest poo protest saga since faeces was first dumped on the steps of the provincial legislature on June 4 as informal [...]

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Human Rights

Woman struggles as a man, thanks »

Woman struggles as a man, thanks to Home Affairs

10.07.2014 A Cape Town woman was forced to undergo a genital and breast inspection to verify she is indeed female after the Department of Home Affairs [Read More]


Environment

Milnerton lagoon health hazard Milnerton lagoon health hazard »

25.10.2013 If you paddle on the Milnerton Lagoon, don’t splash your canoeing [...]


Many Karoo residents have never heard of fracking Many Karoo residents have never heard of fracking »

20.08.2013 A sample of over 30 residents randomly interviewed in six Karoo towns last [...]


Gobal activists warn SA against fracking »

12.07.2013  European environmental activists have warned that the oil and gas [...]