Marvin Charles is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Writer for Independent Media for various titles such as Cape Argus, Cape Times and Independent Online (IOL)
Stats SA’s latest statistics show that municipalities in the Western Cape and North West provinces reported an increase in the use of bucket toilets.
Crime is an ongoing problem in the Western Cape and it has affected schools across the province. In this story several advocacy groups slammed the Western Cape Education MEC for not doing enough to keep school children safe.
A tragic story about a baby who died after falling into a bucket of water. The parents used buckets to collect water prior to the water crisis in Cape Town. The second story is about malls in Cape Town beefing up security ahead of the festive season.