CoCT’s R85m Masiphumelele housing project on track

The City of Cape Town said its R85-million (US$5.1 million) phase 4 housing project in Masiphumelele township is on track. In a statement released on Tuesday, mayoral committee member for human settlements councillor Malusi Booi visited the site and said 227 people will be benefiting from the housing project, which[…]

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Police monitor Masiphumelele after protests

Police were monitoring Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek, on Monday following community protests over moves to stop people from trying to move onto a tract of unoccupied land. Activist Rosemary Milbank said Masiphumelele was “dead quiet”. “There is no drama. The streets were cleaned today,” she said after some residents lit[…]

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Masiphumelele protester dies in hospital

A protester has reportedly died in hospital after allegedly being assaulted by angry taxi drivers during protests in Masiphumelele this week. Residents told the Cape Argus that the attack happened on Monday when community members, demonstrating in support of an application to change the bail conditions to allow activist Lubabalo[…]

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Dozens of Masiphumelele fire victims still homeless

Walking into the Masiphumelele community hall, the noise of children crying and chatter between their parents welcomed visitors. The room was cold and dim. The people staying there do not know whether the lights work or not. There were mattresses laid on the floor. In one corner the residents have[…]

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Textbook shortage at Masi school

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has attributed a shortage of textbooks at Masiphumelele High School to violent protests and a massive shack fire that occurred in the area last year. Due to the setbacks, the school found it could not implement what it calls its Textbook Retrieval Policy. Some of the main[…]

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Masi squatters knocked down

The ANC Western Cape says it is vindicated by its position that the DA only put up a smoke screen around the suspension of Dianne Kohler Barnard in order to eventually absolve her. The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament is threatening to find other ways of punishing Kohler Barnard[…]

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