Blikkiesdorp is on a knife edge following the burning of shacks of those accused of habouring thugs and gangsters.
Established by the Apartheid government as a “coloured” area, Ocean View is turning 50 this year but residents of this south peninsula township feel that they have nothing to celebrate.
The sentencing of a violent, psychopathic farmer has been hailed as a victory for farmworkers in that it may deter farmers from assaulting them.
A study conducted by the HSRC and commissioned by Grassroots Soccer and Soul City Institute show alarming rates of sexual violence towards primary school girls in Khayelitsha.
Community members say that there should be no place for those who murder children in Khayelitsha
Four accused of destroying shack belonging to a community leader of the Siyahlala land occupation in Khayelitsha appear in court,
School security remains one of the biggest problems in the Western Cape. Four primary schools were robbed at gunpoint during the month of May. The Western Cape Education Department has put up R10,000 reward for information leading to the arrests ,of culprits. School principals and Equal Education believe the reward does not address the problem of school safety.
In a meeting with various organisations the Commission for Gender Equality revealed that incest, parents forcing children into marriage, female farm workers sleeping with male supervisors to secure work, and child trafficking for sex work is rife in the Western Cape.
The safety of patients and health workers at the Alexandra Community Health Centre has been suddenly thrown into doubt following the fatal stabbing of a patient there almost two weeks ago.
The taxi industry by far transports the biggest number of passengers on any given day, compared to both rail and bus. However, with taxi owners and drivers fighting over routes, the industry is marred by violence that in the conflict between two rival taxi associations in Cape Town, 13 people have been killed.