Backyarder Programme Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Say Bellville South Residents

[GroundUp] Walking through Bellville South in Cape Town, one sees rows and rows of council housing owned by the City of Cape Town, with Wendy houses, shacks and corrugated iron structures in most yards. Just “across the bridge”, as residents like to sa…

[GroundUp] Walking through Bellville South in Cape Town, one sees rows and rows of council housing owned by the City of Cape Town, with Wendy houses, shacks and corrugated iron structures in most yards. Just "across the bridge", as residents like to say, in areas like Glenhaven or Labiance, there are suburban homes fitted with burglar bars, and upmarket cars.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cape Town Skyscraper to Include ‘Affordable’ Apartments – at R800 000 Each

[News24Wire] Cape Town property developers FWJK have promised that their planned city centre skyscraper will include affordable housing – but the price of the “affordable” apartments will be “less than R800 000”.

[News24Wire] Cape Town property developers FWJK have promised that their planned city centre skyscraper will include affordable housing - but the price of the "affordable" apartments will be "less than R800 000".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

DA ‘Bullying’ UDM in Nelson Mandela Bay, Says EFF

[News24Wire] The Economic Freedom Fighters on Thursday evening heavily criticised the Democratic Alliance for removing the United Democratic Movement’s Mongameli Bobani as deputy mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, saying the party was using “pure bullying” t…

[News24Wire] The Economic Freedom Fighters on Thursday evening heavily criticised the Democratic Alliance for removing the United Democratic Movement's Mongameli Bobani as deputy mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, saying the party was using "pure bullying" tactics.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Blitzboks Ready to Kick Into Gear

[News24Wire] The Springbok Sevens team will step up their preparations for the forthcoming World Rugby Sevens Series in October, when they take part in the Assupol International 7s tournament in Stellenbosch.

[News24Wire] The Springbok Sevens team will step up their preparations for the forthcoming World Rugby Sevens Series in October, when they take part in the Assupol International 7s tournament in Stellenbosch.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bogus Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment

[News24Wire] A bogus doctor who performed circumcisions and dispensed medication was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after he was convicted on 4 523 counts of fraud in the Rustenburg Magistrate Court on Thursday.

[News24Wire] A bogus doctor who performed circumcisions and dispensed medication was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after he was convicted on 4 523 counts of fraud in the Rustenburg Magistrate Court on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UN Humanitarian Chief Says Needs Far Outstrip Donations

[Shabelle] The growing need for food, medicine and shelter by millions of people facing conflicts and crises around the world is far outstripping the increased generosity of donors, the United Nations’ outgoing humanitarian chief warns.

[Shabelle] The growing need for food, medicine and shelter by millions of people facing conflicts and crises around the world is far outstripping the increased generosity of donors, the United Nations' outgoing humanitarian chief warns.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Courts Accused of Targeting Muslims

[Shabelle] A Ugandan court this week jailed four members of a Muslim sect for life on terrorism charges, a judgment denounced by some as the latest in a series of anti-Muslim rulings.

[Shabelle] A Ugandan court this week jailed four members of a Muslim sect for life on terrorism charges, a judgment denounced by some as the latest in a series of anti-Muslim rulings.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda