To round off the year, Elitsha brings you some of the stories we covered this year.
SAMWU is building its own database of unemployed workers and wants the City of Cape Town to use it when recruiting for EPWP projects.
The Water Services Act 108 of 1997 provides for the right to a basic water supply and sanitation service but the lived experiences of women in informal settlements of Khayelitsha tell how just using the toilet can be dangerous.
Passing trucks get looted as the unemployed in De Doorns protest against unemployment and bribery for jobs on farms in the area.
Support given to poor households is being taken away by the municipality’s insistence on the recovery of costs for services.
Not finding anyone to receive their memorandum at the Civic Centre and at Parliament, the protestors vowed to return in the next few days.
There is a lack of safety and security on South Africa’s rail network with 3,990 operational occurrences and 9,268 security-related incidents recorded between April 2018 and March 2019.
The #TotalShutDown protest in Cape Town blocked roads a year after first attempting to stop traffic to highlight violence in communities, poor policing and a lack of service delivery.
The Movement for Change and Social Justice joined with Realistic, Gugulethu Development Forum and Gugulethu Progressive Development Forum to march to various government entities around the township to deliver their memorandum of demands for better services.