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Lentegeur’s Glenda Arendse: A passionate community motivator

With a black walkie talkie in her hand, the fearless and confident Glenda Arendse walks the streets on a cold, dark winter’s morning. Just after 5.30 am, the Lentegeur Neighbourhood Watch chairperson and her team, dressed in blue and yellow tracksuits, are busy patrolling the area, where gang violence is

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Serial Women Beater in Mitchells Plain

“When he is angry, he is like an animal.” These are the words of one of three Cape Town women who her ex-boyfriend allegedly beat. Bruised face, broken teeth, fractured bones in the wrist – these are just some of the injuries the women at the hands of a 28-year-old

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Gang-member son assaults mother

Every day without fail Edith September wakes up in fear in a wendy house in Mitchells Plain. She is an emergency child carer, looks after six children, and is a victim of gender-based violence. As we sit in the lounge, the young children clear up the room area. They’re friendly

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When a helper needs help

Helping the community of Tafelsig, an area where gang violence is rife and where poverty and unemployment are high, Joy Maart is there to assist those in need. The pensioner, for many years, has been feeding children who have nothing to eat and empowering women through various programmes. She is

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