â€œThe police are part of the problem; they donâ€
An Ethiopian in Bellville, Cape Town,Â spoke to Raâ€
Must-read, this week
Earlier this month, residents ofÂ Orlando, Soweto, took to the streets to protestÂ rising electricity costs andÂ the installation of pre-paid electricity meters. Mandla NyaqelaÂ met some of the protestors to find out more. Meanwhile, in Grahamstown,Â residents are unhappy that Eskom has threatened to cut off electricity to Makana Municipality due to non-payment.
Journalist Philip Owira took to social media this week to highlight an incident of racial profilingÂ at a Woodstock cycle shop. The owner has since apologised, but Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille is on the case, and opening an investigation â€“ presumably to remind people that #NotAllCapetonians areÂ racist.
Toon of the week:Â The Kingâ€
Street artist Falko, in collaboration with Red Bull, is on a tour ofÂ small-town South Africa to brighten up some walls with his distinctive murals. Heâ€