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A general view of squatter shacks in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township

The toilet wars: take your shit and live with it

  There is a big stink in Cape Town. Literally. For some years, now, the so-called “toilet wars” have been a recurrent feature in the political battles waged in the Western Cape. The first of these was highlighted in 2010 when Khayelitsha residents took to the streets over undignified, uncovered toilet structures the City of

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So what if the UN rates Cape Town as the least unequal city in South Africa?

On Tuesday, I came across a Cape Times article whose headline read “UN Report: Cape Town least unequal city in country.” Interesting, I thought, turning the reported findings over and over in my mind, failing to find coherence with what I read, saw with my eyes and experienced personally on my fairly regular visits to

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