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The people who are occupying the land have seen these open spaces vacant for more than 20 years. When people asked the City of Cape Town about plans for this land, they never got a clear answer…

Some ministers in our Government have unashamedly used the COVID-19 pandemic to enrich themselves. Amidst the pandemics of COVID-19, capitalism, classism, racism and gender-based violence, people of faith have, for the most part, been quiet.

“It is surprising how they afford alcohol and all the other harmful substances. They believe that through alcohol they can hide their feelings especially when they are hurt. They would rather be drunk then face their problems. This eases their…”

“Apart from the abnormal working hours, there are many other reasons that make working from home difficult. Whilst you are trying to work, there are other people who are in the house making noise or children who need your attention…”

“While learners are at home, families should encourage them to read and have a routine. It’s also important to have honest conversations about the difficulties of reading. Some people struggle to read. Families are trying to balance a lot at…”

“The youth applied for these jobs in high numbers and some even got responses from the DBE saying that they will be called for training before the schools reopen. But up until now, the youth have not been called for…”

“Immediately after my friend locked the gate, a white car stopped next to me and one of men approached me. They searched me, took my phone and started swearing at me.” I did not report the incident because I know Tembisa…”

“Aside from unemployment, one of the challenges that South Africa is currently grappling with is Xenophobia. Some South African citizens feel that people from other countries, especially African countries, take their jobs and opportunities because they accept lower wages. Instead…”

“But things began to change during lockdown level 3 when people were allowed to go to work. Even people began selling in the streets. Taxi operators also wanted to make up for loss of profits when people were not going…”

“When they fight people get injured, even innocent people. Three people in the Inanda, Kwathema were allegedly killed in the middle of the street in broad day light. There are people who actually witnessed the murders. It is believed that…”

“Organic” farming means that the fruits and vegetables are grown without using chemical fertilisers or pesticides or any other artificial substances. Studies have shown that organically grown food helps with food security and has less of an environmental impact…”

“We know that there are people who found out they had the virus after testing, and showed no symptoms. I’m scared for my child but there’s nothing I can do. I will not be able to assist her if she…”