Security unions welcome the government’s proposal for extra training for guards but do not trust the government enough to provide it.
Residents of Zamimpilo informal settlement say they trip over uncollected heaps of rubbish during the day and duck bullets from zama-zamas at night.
“Things will never be the same ever again,” said one trader who lost everything in the June fire.
Imbizo ya Madoda saw men living in and around Khayelitsha participating in a long overdue and crucial conversation around GBV.
As calls for formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining grow due to high levels of violence, rape and GBV, residents of Bosmont in the West Rand are calling for the deployment of the army to protect the community.
A political storm has erupted in South Africa after a video went viral showing the health minister for the Limpopo province – which borders Zimbabwe – berating a Zimbabwean woman who was seeking healthcare. Responses have been divided. Some have called for Phophi Ramathuba to step down on the grounds that verbally abusing a patient was out of order. Others have supported her, saying she reflects the sentiments of South Africans living in the area. The Conversation Africa spoke to Kudakwashe Vanyoro, who has done research on the treatment of migrants in South Africa’s healthcare sector, to unpack the issue.
Police say that they are aware of complaints about the tavern made by members of the public before the tragedy.
Bheki Cele urged tavern owners to teach patrons how to drink.
Members of the Khayelitsha Neighbourhood Watch used the imbizo to call for more support and resources to be allocated to them.
Police Minister Bheki Cele promised the Alexandra community action against criminals and “undocumented foreign nationals”.
In a hasty public relations exercise the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality fixed the roads to the Scenery Park sports fields where the president addressed the mourners.
Residents of Khayelitsha made a raft of recommendations to various spheres of government to fight crime in the township.