Vaccine rollout needs to restart immediately

Continuing the “pause” will cost lives

GroundUp and Spotlight Editors

16 April 2021

Queer community demands justice for gay man murdered in the Eastern Cape

The group marched to Parliament on Friday calling for the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill to be fast tracked

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17 April 2021

Khayelitsha residents demand to know exactly when they will get the police station they were promised

Land for the Makhaza police station was identified already in 2004

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16 April 2021

Villagers march to Makhado to demand services and job opportunities

Mayor acknowledges that there are service challenges

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16 April 2021

Overflowing sewage and no refuse collection in Makhanda

Makana Municipality has suspended refuse collection since Tuesday due to protests

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16 April 2021

“Illegal” school teaches hundreds of learners education department hasn’t placed

Mfuleni Combined School is run by volunteers and based in an illegally occupied college

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16 April 2021

Funders of African health research are excluding Africans, say scientists

African scientists call on funders to “decolonise global health”

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15 April 2021

Rail regulator CEO suffers court defeat: company secretary must be reinstated

Leave to appeal Labour Court judgment dismissed

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15 April 2021

Concourt rules that marriage act oppressing thousands of women is unconstitutional

The court upheld a ruling that marriages under the old Black Administration Act be made in community of property by default

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15 April 2021

Commuters stranded after taxi owner gunned down in Gqeberha

Taxi association says murder has nothing to do with its route operations

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15 April 2021

Judge President’s gripe with lawyers leads to High Court impasse

Limpopo judge’s statement that lawyers are trying to “capture” the court prompts concern from other judges

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15 April 2021

“We cannot escape the smell”: Women have to clear away sewage before they can do their laundry

Toilets overflowing since June last year, but eThekwini municipality says blockages are caused by foreign objects

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15 April 2021

Neighbour pays rent for family, saving them from eviction … for now

Couple lost their jobs at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown and have not been able to find permanent work since

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15 April 2021

No water in Qwaqwa villages since 2018

Villagers battle to access water, yet government says R220 million supply project is far advanced

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14 April 2021

SASSA on target to clear Western Cape disability grant backlog, agency says

Only 10,000 people still need assessments, SASSA says, but Black Sash is sceptical

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14 April 2021