[interactive map] Top hijacking and smash ‘n’ grab hotspots in Gauteng

Deep in South Africa has produced an interactive map below of the top hijacking and smash ‘n’ grab hotspots in Gauteng, based on data from the Gauteng Department of Community Safety and eBlockwatch. The data from the Department of Community Safety comes from a question-and-answer session with Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane. Nkosi-Malobane mentioned…

[webdoc] Protest Chants of the EFF

Deep in South Africa is experimenting with new ways of telling a story and leveraging powerful new web technologies that facilitate that. Protest Chants of the EFF is a short webdoc (web documentary), powered by Interlude’s Treehouse, on a protest held by the EFF last year May during the general elections. It’s  designed for both desktop/laptop and mobile….

Following the Jeppestown evictions

One of the buildings at the center of last week’s Jeppestown protest has been identified as 301 Marshall Street, owned by Rilagraph Pty Ltd. Deep in South Africa has seen and confirmed an eviction notice served to the residents. Rilagraph’s attorney Greg Vermaak of Vermaak & Partners confirmed that the eviction notice was served July…

[Updated] Understanding the #JeppeProtest and Jeppestown evictions

Updated 11:50am 24 March 2015: This past Wednesday, an unauthorized march formed close to Jeppe Men’s Hostel in Jeppestown, downtown Johannesburg, after eviction orders were issued to residents. A local youth empowerment organization Umuzi Photo Club reported that residents in the area felt aggrieved and ignored by the City of Johannesburg and the local ANC…

R260k in revenue lost every day with Rea Vaya buses off the roads

Rea Vaya is losing approximately R260000 in revenue per day. The bus company has still not announced a definite date for the return of their bus services to its Johannesburg customers. Post by Rea Vaya Bus transit. The following infographic shows the overall impact of the bus strikes on the City of Johannesburg. When asked…