The Land

These inhospitable living conditions are the reason the #HoutbayProtests erupted

At least one person died after being caught in a hail of rubber bullets and tear gas when protests broke out in Imizamo Yethu,...

Abahlali baseMjondolo Offices Burgled After Call For Durban Mayor To Step...

The shackdwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo are fearing for their lives following a break at their Durban central offices on Wednesday night. According...

Despair and anger mark trip to Snake Park

Driving to the Snake Park (Doornkop) community and mine, in the heart of Soweto, does not take that long. It is about an hour's...

#BlackoutClifton: what happens when an event is organically organised?

#BlackoutClifton took place on Saturday 28 January, and there seem to be mixed feelings about how successful it was. Much of this seems to have been...

City of Cape Town redesigning Imizamo Yethu but residents know nothing...

The City of Cape Town has begun redesigning parts of Imizamo Yethu, the informal settlement in Hout Bay that was devastated by fire at...

The Rise Of Urban Farming In Johannesburg

Small farms and gardens have begun popping up all around the Johannesburg inner-city. The contrasts between the bustling urban environment and the...

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...

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...

Fixing The Broken Food System

Zayaan Khan wants to mend the “broken food system”.  Growing up in Woodstock and District Six, Khan says she...

#DurbanStorm: Uganda shackdwellers decry broken promises of housing

Fallen trees, washed away roads and flooded pavements are not all that the people of Durban have had to endure in the aftermath of...

Not just Cape Town – How SA faces a bleak water...

The Institute for Security Studies released a report on Monday detailing how the water crisis in South Africa is much bigger than Cape Town....

Sea the Bigger Picture with Shamier Magmoet

Shamier Magmoet is a free diver from Heideveld on the Cape Flats. He is also a passionate environmentalist working hard to keep...

The Democratic Alliance On Land

The Democratic Alliance (DA) vehemently disagrees with the expropriation of land without compensation policy. Speaking at Constitutional Hill on Monday, the party leader Mmusi...

City of Cape Town to tackle apartheid spatial planning

After months of pressure from housing activists, the City of Cape Town has identified 10 sites that will be developed in and near the...

What exactly is ‘spatial apartheid’ and why is it still relevant?

For the past few months, the Reclaim the City campaign has been drawing attention to economic segregation and gentrification in the City of Cape...

Marievale: Home Of Community Leader Bombed

After midnight on Wednesday, a petrol bomb was thrown onto the roof of Marievale community leader and former South African National Defence Force (SANDF)...

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...

“We are calm” – Camps Bay housing activists speak out on...

The We See You Collective took up occupation in a Camps Bay mansion on 22 September.  https://twitter.com/mtyala/status/1313883567802417152

Why is there so much anger and dissent in Hout Bay?

A story of indifference.

Cape Town social housing residents protest evictions due to unaffordable rent

On Monday residents of Steen Villa, a social housing complex in Retreat, in the south of Cape Town, blockaded Military Road preventing cars from...
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