Infecting the City – a performance arts festival in Cape Town.
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From Cape Town to Kisumu and Greater Manchester, cities around the world are seeing the benefits of festivals that celebrate traditions and people.
Deploying the army in the Cape Flats constitutes nothing more than simply sticking band aid on a festering wound.
Ground Up - Ashraf Hendricks
Successes by the army and police on the Cape Flats will depend entirely on levels of cooperation established on an ad hoc basis.
Shaldene Prins is supported by a policewoman at the funeral of her husband who was killed during gang violence.
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The biggest problem with using the military to fight rime is that soldiers are not trained for law enforcement, but warfare, using maximum force.
A coastal wetland overrun by plastic.
Supplied by author
The fervour over plastic waste is not as informed as it ought to be. It is time to focus on more significant dangers to the environment.
With partnerships between landowners, the government and businesses, South Africa can invest in its wetlands and boost the country's potable water reserves.
How African penguins hunt and feed their chicks gives insight into the health of the marine ecosystem.
How African penguins and their chicks' respond to fish availability informs marine conservation.
Caracals that feed on poisoned rodents in Cape Town pass the toxins onto their young through contaminated milk.
Household rat poison is endangering caracals, and other wildlife species in Cape Town, that prey on poisoned rodents. If not managed, this can negatively alter the region's ecosystem.
Gayle started life as a language spoken by gay men. But its use has shifted over time.
Gayle remains as popular as ever -- but it has evolved, shifted and become a language spoken by more than just gay men.
Millions of South Africans rely on taxis for their daily commute.
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Violence is very common on South Africa's various taxi routes.
South African churches still have a long way to go in accepting queer worshipers. Supplied by author.
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At local level some congregations are bravely creating alternative models where LGBTIQ people can feel safe and be accepted
Morne Hardenberg/Shark Explorers
The False Bay ocean food chain in Cape Town began to change significantly in 2015 with the appearance of shark-eating killer whales.
UCT will honour Sarah Baartman by naming a hall after her.
Sarah Baartman’s name can be elevated to the highest point of the University of Cape Town’s campus, but if her legacy isn’t built into each classroom and interaction the honour is hollow.
The fight for decent housing in South Africa has been unsuccessful.
Failure by South Africa's municipalities to provide housing for the poor violates a Constitutional Court ruling.
One of the photographs from Terry Kurgan’s book.
In Terry Kurgan’s book family history, however tortuous, is subsumed into a greater history of the greatest atrocity.
South Africa and Kenya have some valuable lessons for other African countries on how to finance urban infrastructure development.
Tik users’ teeth are often damaged by their habit.
Extensive decay and gum disease are overlooked and under-researched effects of crystal methamphetamine.
One of Cape Town’s infamous “unfinished highways”.
Various attempts have been made to complete Cape Town's Foreshore Freeway scheme. A new approach is needed.
Cape Town narrowly avoided “Day Zero,” but that doesn’t mean the city is resilient to future water shortages.
Cape Town faced down "Day Zero" earlier this year, but that doesn't mean its water system is resilient. Other cities should also take note.
Well, well, well.
Bangalore's forgotten water wells are being revived, to help the city overcome centuries-old supply issues.
CCTV cameras are becoming a “normal” feature of public life, tracking peoples’ movements as a matter of course.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.