Mogamat Cassiem Tofar Shot Dead

Cassiem Tofar a 31 year old resident of Ottery, was shot and killed near to his home on the way to the shops. Gangsters in the community were allegedly selling tik to children. After the community chased them out to a new area across the river, tensions grew to the point of violence,  and gunfire is regularly exchanged. On one… Read more →

Khayelitsha Residents rebuild…some remain in OR Tambo Hall

The smell hit’s you first. Despite the open doors and the high ceilings, there is a definite smell of unwashed bodies. It makes me gag a little. Sibongakonke, my reporter, makes a face. ” Can you smell that?” she asks. I nod, scowling, and begin looking for picture opportunities straight away. People have been living in the OR Tambo Hall in Khayelitsha… Read more →

Toilet Strikes

About 180 people were arrested at Esplanade Station on June 10th 2013. They were on their way into town with packages of human waste, destined to be thrown on the Provincial legislature when police apprehended them at the station, seizing and detaining them on the platform.   Read more →

Fire in Crossroads

60 people have been left homeless after a fire in Crossroads near Sonwabile Drive tore through 30 homes and devastated lives. Fortunately there were no injuries or deaths. One Crossroads resident was seen walking through the debris in her pajamas, having been woken up by the blaze. One Siphesethu kitchen remained positive, having salvaged her ID book, something that is often… Read more →

Vukukhanya Primary School

Vukukhanya Primary School in Gugulethu stayed close for a second day on Wednesday this week as protests over the principal continued. Protesting parents and community members burnt rubbish and tyres in solidarity against the principal, as well as tipped human waste onto the  main gate. The protest is against Principal Nontsikelolo Seabe, which is the name that protesters chanted outside… Read more →

Shooting at Spes Bona

  Glenrico Martin, a schoolboy at Spes Bona High School in Athlone, was shot.  It is alleged that it was a turf hit by a rival gang member. Two men have since appeared in Wynberg Magistrate’s Court the National Prosecuting Authority said. Captain Frederick van Wyk, the Police Spokesperson, said that three men, two of whom were armed and dressed in… Read more →