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.
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 transport minister and his deputy got stuck on a train in what looked like a public relations stunt.
Protesting Khayelitsha residents had to wait hours to be addressed by the City of Cape Town mayor after responses they got from his delegation proved unsatisfactory.
Ilitha Park and Phakamisa residents in Khayelitsha protested outside the municipal offices against high water bills on Thursday.
A survey by Elitsha reveals that women in informal settlements in Khayelitsha use toilets that lack privacy, safety and are not clean.
It has been 23 days since the fire and residents of Silvertown informal settlement are still battling to put their lives back together. They have not received disaster funds and identity documents and birth certificates they lost in the fire have still to be replaced.
Community members say that there should be no place for those who murder children in Khayelitsha
School security remains one of the biggest problems in the Western Cape. Four primary schools were robbed at gunpoint during the month of May. The Western Cape Education Department has put up R10,000 reward for information leading to the arrests ,of culprits. School principals and Equal Education believe the reward does not address the problem of school safety.
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.
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.
Research and non-governmental organisations that focus on policing have warned that the crime statistics do not reveal the extent of crime in the country but are only about reported crimes. This follows the release of national crime statistics on Tuesday by the Minister of Police.