The Land

EXTRACT: Zwelethu Our Land by Jaki Seroke

In his memoir, Zwelethu Our Land, Jaki Seroke shares the joys and the sorrows of his life. He recalls the political battles...

Pensioner Johannes Mamogale is an active small-scale farmer supporting his family

Johannes Mamogale (80) started his vegetable garden after he was retrenched 20 years ago. In the beginning, farming was all about putting...

Farming communities are the last priority for politicians

Ubuntu Rural Women and Youth movement is a non-profit organisation working in farming communities of the Western Cape. The organisation focuses on...

Mamelodi hostel residents are tired of waiting for housing

Mamelodi hostel residents are angry at temporary incompletely-built shack houses made of corrugated iron. They are being left without a roof, running...

The City of Cape Town passed the Unlawful Occupation by-law

The City of Cape town’s draft Unlawful Occupation by-law passed on September 29. It also updated and passed the Streets, Public Places...

Oppie Yaart is a healing space and community garden

In Elsies River on the Cape Flats, Lucelle Campbell is part of a community garden, Oppie Yaart. Food security in South Africa...

By-laws that govern urban farming need to find common ‘soil’ for...

Djo BaNkuna aka “The Cabbage Bandit” was threatened with arrest for having a vegetable garden on the pavement in front of his...

The Amazon Development might bring jobs while carting away biodiversity

The proposed multi-billion rand deal Amazon struck with the City of Cape Town is heading to court. Court papers have been filed...

UWC to develop the first dictionary of Kaaps

Kaaps is a biryani pot mixture of languages that has always had negative connotations to it. The University of the Western Cape...

Housing organisations condemn Cape Town’s draft unlawful occupation by-law

The City of Cape town’s draft Unlawful Occupation by-law closed for public comment on July 31. Several social housing organisations including Ndifuna...

Affordable housing solutions can prevent flooding disasters

Each winter, areas in Cape Town flood uncontrollably. Formal and informal housing across Cape Town are subject to flooding. The worst affected...

#SAShutdown triggered by #ZumaArrest but not the reason

The #ShutdownSA protests sparked by the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma are ongoing. Minister of police, Bheki Cele assured South Africans...

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history

South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of...

Khoi activist: “Amazon is the 2021 version of the Dutch East...

Amazon announced their African headquarters in Cape Town, after brokering a multi-billion rand deal with the City of Cape Town. We spoke...

In her own words: Zandile Ndhlovu and the beauty of the...

Zandile Ndhlovu is South Africa's first Black female free-dive instructor. Her passion for the ocean allows her to build a more inclusive...

The Interview: Thapelo Mohapi on Abahlali baseMjondolo

Thapelo Mohapi, the former general secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers movement spoke to us about their members who were in...

Jeffrey Oarasib on affirming Khoi identity through art

Jeffrey Oarasib is a Khoi language, culture and heritage activist. He is a poet and rapper, and uses these mediums to elevate...

In her own words: UCT student on returning to campus after...

On the morning of April 18, a fire started near Rhodes Memorial, Devil’s Peak in Table Mountain National Park. Driven by strong...

Marikana settlement residents begin rebuilding

After a fire ripped through 49 households in the Marikana informal settlement in Cato Crest, the community is beginning to rebuild. 

Marikana settlement residents in desperate need of help after fire

Residents at the Marikana informal settlement in Cato Crest, Durban are in desperate need of assistance after a fire destroyed several households.
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