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.
Commuters continue to suffer the lack of a safe, reliable and affordable public transport system.
Insecurity in Khayelitsha as police dawdle in their duties and leave the Neighbourhood Watch without support.
Despite spending R180-million on the Kuyasa Interchange in 2008, the market stalls at the station have remained white elephants.
The small-scale farmers need common grazing lands to be opened by the municipality so that they can raise their livestock.
While the upgrading of informal settlements programme is government policy to tackle their developmental challenges, the City of Cape Town says that it will not provide services to the new settlement.
The City of Cape Town blames illegal dumping by residents for the overflowing sewage in Kosovo and Samora Machel.
According to the report, basic services in Marikana are temporary, “anonymous and dehumanising”.
Marikana residents will continue without streets lights that could curb crime in the area as the City of Cape Town awaits the outcome of its appeal against a court order that it acquire the land from the private owner.