The teaching of isiXhosa as a subject at Capricorn Primary School in Vrygrond has been delayed. It is time learners should be taught all three official languages – isiXhosa, Afrikaans and English – says the Vrygrond Community Development Forum (VCDF).
As part of International Day for People with Disabilities, a group of disabled train commuters took the train from Cape Town Station to Fish Hoek to illustrate the challenges that disabled commuters face on a daily basis when trying to board a train. They feel that Metrorail should be providing friendlier services to the disabled.
The Equality Court sitting in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday postponed the hearing of a case brought by the Social Justice Coalition (SJC ), Equal Education and Nyanga Community Policing Forum against SAPS to 14 and 15 February 2018 for final arguments.
A gender based violence campaign community meeting called by the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) in Khayelitsha highlighted the need for the police and the community to fight violence directed at women and children. Themed on the need to work together, the event was part of the 16 Day of Activism against gender violence.
A group of protesting teachers from the Gugulethu-based St Francis Adult Learning Centre locked up the Western Cape’s Higher Education and Training Department’s officials in the school’s office for more than two hours and released them after an amicable deal was reached.
About 100 Social Justice Coalition members and residents from Khayelitsha marched to Parliament to hand over an open letter and court papers to the Portfolio Committee of Police.
“I am happy to see boxing coming to life in prisons. They are preparing the inmates for life after their sentences. When this is taken seriously I think we are not going to have inmates committing other offenses after their sentences.”
One of the workers still employed at the supermarket who has supported the dismissed workers was suspended for not coming to work and for “taking part in an unlawful strike”
Western Cape High Court Judge Robert Henney postponed three cases involving the murder of children on Friday to later dates this month. Stacha Arendse, an 11-year-old from Tafelsig, Mitchell’s Plain was raped and murdered, allegedly by Randy Tango; René Roman a 13-year-old was murdered by 50-year-old Andrew Plaatjies in Lavender Hill; and 6-months-old Zhania Woodword, shot dead in Ocean View, allegedly by six men.
The lack of effective street lighting has contributed immensely to the escalation of crime in the Greater Nyanga district and surrounding areas. Cape Town’s communities are urging the authorities to take responsibility for their security and do something about visible policing – and night visibility.
More than 50 immigrants on Wednesday protested outside Wynberg Police Station to handover a memorandum to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Home Affairs and Cape Town Refugee Centre demanding better services and accountability and transparency from the organisations pledged to help them.