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Huge land occupation in Cape

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Massive land occupation in Khayelitsha
Residents say the land has stood unoccupied for decades

Residents start to build houses on land in Town 2, Khayelitsha. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
By Ashleigh Furlong    
21 May 2017 – A massive land occupation is underway in


De Waal Drive renaming to be public

The City of Cape Town’s Naming and Nomination Committee has recommended to Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille that the City undertakes a public participation process about the proposal to rename De Waal Drive after the late Philip Kgosana – a struggle leader and former regional secretary of the Pan African Congress (PAC) in the Western


WC tourism thumper predicted

The forecast for Western Cape tourism in 2017 is very encouraging with early indications that the region is enjoying a bumper peak tourism period. Bronwynne Jooste reports from the office of the Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde
16 January 2017 – Early indications are that our region is enjoying a bumper peak


Half-naked protester at UCT

NEWS | CAPE TOWN

UCT convocation descends into chaos
Insults, shouting and disruptions mar debate of no confidence in executive of the University of Cape Town. GroundUp, the Cape Town website, reports on the convocation at which a vote of no confidence was proposed in the vice-chancellor, Dr Max Price, and his management team.


CT water use a wee down

While the efforts of large sections of the population to save water are clear, the fact that we are not hitting our targets shows that there are still residents who are not using the resource as responsibly as they should be, given the current water shortage. The City of Cape Town’s media desk reports
4 January


Opposition seek to be well ‘hung’

After governing in coalition for 100 days‚ opposition parties say their decision to cooperate has been vindicated, has achieved several successful objectives and will form the basis for further advances in the 2019 general election. At a media briefing in December, the national leaders of the Democratic Alliance, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the African Christian