Category Archives: Mainstreem Media

Residents protest outside new CT hospital

Graeme Raubenheimer | EWN More than a hundred angry Khayelitsha residents are set to protest outside the newly-constructed hospital in the area on Monday morning. The group from Mandela Park claimed local authorities overlooked them when employing staff for the facility. Advertisements

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Threat to picket new Khayelitsha hospital

Note on article: It should be noted that the Khayelitsha Development Forum is a body of political appointees of DA and ANC Ward Councillors, is not democratically elected, and therefore does not represent the interests of the Khayelitsha community. The … Continue reading

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Spat over jobs rages on at unopened hospital

Nombulelo Damba – NewAge Jan 10 2012 9:54AM The newly built Khayelitsha District Hospital has not even opened its doors but was the site of protests over job allocations on Monday morning. About 100 people from Khayelitsha wards 94 and … Continue reading

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Calls for serviced land close to city to house poor

Thursday Aug 11, 2011 – Cape Times Shack dwellers and housing NGOs have dismissed sentiments expressed by Human Settlement MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela that affordable housing would provide a lasting solution for the province’s housing needs. Madikizela made the statement during … Continue reading

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Media: Show of strength outside court

July 28 2011 at 12:28pm – Cape Times – Shanti Aboobaker, Leila Samodien and Lauren Isaacs THEY came en masse, bearing placards and chanting as they gathered on the steps of the Western Cape High Court yesterday. This as about … Continue reading

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Media: Tafelsig backyarders case postponed

AEC Note: (1) There were closer to 1,000 people at the march, rather than just 400 estimated in this article. (2) Also, the march, while it did not have a permit, was a legal march according to the Gatherings Act. … Continue reading

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The Mandela Park Backyarders claim they have proof of corruption

SA Political Diary – Wednesday 27 July Zille faces repeated accusations from Cosatu that she takes two salaries. Police commissioner General Bheki Cele has been using the SAPS jet rather a lot at a cost of R1.5 million to the … Continue reading

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Media: Backyarders call for Housing MEC’s resignation

Tuesday July 26th 2011 – West Cape News THE Mandela Park Backyarders say they have “proof of corruption” in a Khayelitsha housing project and have called for the “immediate” resignation of Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela. The call … Continue reading

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City’s urbanisation ‘time bomb’

July 20 2011 at 10:36am – Cape Times Tanya Farber WHILE Mayor Patricia de Lille has said the influx of migrants from the Eastern Cape is “a testament to the city’s high standard of service delivery”, analysts have warned that … Continue reading

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Media: ‘Shack here please’

Jul 13, 2011 | Peter Dlamini | Sowetan DA council orders man to raze his brick house in squatter area THE City of Cape Town says a man who built a brick house in an informal settlement must tear it … Continue reading

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