Informal meat traders at Embengweni in Khayelitsha were ordered to stop operating because they sell cooked meat and have no original permits.
With the lockdown into its eighth day in South Africa, Elitsha reporters spoke to different groups of marginalised workers about what the lockdown means to them and how the coronavirus has changed their working conditions.
The strategy by SASSA to stagger payments of social grants fails as elderly and disabled people and shoppers stand in long queues in poor communities around Cape Town.
A group of residents and activists picketed outside Khayelitsha Training Centre on Tuesday demanding that the City of Cape Town re-connects their water so that they maintain best hygiene practice as it is one of the means to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Getting any kind of service from a government department is going to be more difficult than usual when the lockdown will leave just skeleton staff in place. Photo by Mzi Velapi
A small business owner at the Khayelitsha Mall says that the fire that engulfed Shoprite stores on Tuesday was like a final nail in the coffin for small businesses at the mall.
Measures to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus are blocking applicants for social grants.