People with disabilities demand better services from Metrorail

4th December 2017 Bernard Chiguvare 0

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.

Gender based violence campaign highlights the need to work together

29th November 2017 Mzi Velapi 0

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.

Justice delayed in three child murder cases

3rd November 2017 Bernard Chiguvare 0

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.