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.
A lack of playground facilities in Khayelitsha B-Section means children are risking their lives by crossing the busy Mandela Road in order to get to a playpark in neighbouring A-Section.
A roof-high jumble of old bicycles piled on the sidewalk like a modern sculpture grabs the attention of motorists driving along Khayelitsha’s Mew Way.
The pile is made even more arresting by the shacks of wood and rusting corrugated iron that line the township’s main thoroughfare.
As part of its 2010 World Cup initiative, FIFA promised to develop disadvantaged communities throughout Africa with their Football for Hope initiative. The first one is situated in the Harare area of Khayelitsha, and offered football as a diversion from drugs and crime.
FIFA launched the Football for Hope initiative in 2005 to help improve the lives and prospects of young people around the world by funding, equipping and offering training to organisations. Khayelitsha was the first of 20 centres that were built.
In the age of tshisanyamas in the township, an entrepreneur is offering healthy food as an alternative.
An old school bus, painted black and refurbished as a top quality travelling kitchen, can be found parked outside popular township tshisanyamas and offering delicious healthy food as an alternative to plates full of braaied meat.