About 300 delegates that attended the Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) marched through the streets of Cape Town to hand over a memorandum to the Mining Indaba. The AMI is a conference of community activists, environmentalists and religious groups that runs parallel to the Mining Indaba, which is attended by mine owners and government officials.
The current water restrictions are already affecting small businesses that rely on water, like hair salons, car-washes and laundry businesses which are struggling to keep up.
With just over 70 days to Day Zero, community groups from different communities in Cape Town marched to the Civic Centre to register their dissatisfaction with the way the City of Cape Town has and is continuing to manage the water crisis.
As Day Zero draws near, the Democratic Alliance’s PR machine was hard at work trying to mend the image of the official opposition that has been dented by infighting as taps run dry.
Suspension of trains on Cape Town’s Cental Line that goes to Bishop Lavis, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha left thousands scurrying around looking for alternative transportation.
About 40 employees of Tsogo Sun Hotel have been on strike for week after the company failed to honour its promise to increase wages in July. The workers are demanding that those who have worked at the hotel for a long time be turned into full-time workers.
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.