The deployment of the army in Cape Flats townships invokes the states of emergency of the 1980s. It’s a different time, a different war.
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.
Members of the South African National Defence Force were expected to be deployed in gang and crime ridden areas of Cape Town on Friday.
The call by the Western Cape government for the deployment of the SANDF in crime ridden areas of the City has received mixed reactions from Community Police Forums.
The police minister went on a walkabout in Manenberg, one of the townships in the Western Cape where crime is spiraling. Eighteen people have been killed in a space of four days.
Former SAB workers have vowed to continue with their struggle to get monies owed to them.
Organisations representing poor and working class people who have borne the brunt of the marauding Red Ants in the past, are celebrating the suspension of the company. .
Wastepickers collect waste and contribute to cleaning the urban environment at no cost to government.
The transport minister and his deputy got stuck on a train in what looked like a public relations stunt.
Reporting water leakages or potholes is futile. Unless you’re a visiting news reporter.