Komape family wins court battle seven years after their son drowned in a pit toilet

State must provide court with reports every six months with details of steps taken to eradicate pit toilets

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17 September 2021

Banking glitch triggers health workers’ strike in Eastern Cape

Department of Health promises employees will get salary within hours

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17 September 2021

Elections 2021: Plettenberg Bay has had no functioning council for months

For how long the Bitou municipality can function with a hung council remains to be seen

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17 September 2021

Not such a dirty business: Two Diepsloot entrepreneurs create jobs from rubbish

Diepsloot in Johannesburg has become a dumping ground for rubbish. Parts of the township look unsightly. But two residents are turning a messy situation into a job-creation opportunity that removes rubbish.

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17 September 2021

There have been nearly 1,200 shack fires in Cape Town this year, claiming over 80 lives

The City used to provide kits swiftly for fire victims but the end of a grant means that SASSA has taken this over, and help comes much slower

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16 September 2021

Mother pleads with strained Dial-a-Ride service to help get her daughter to school

Her daughter is among thousands of people on the City-run service’s waiting list

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16 September 2021

Desperate pensioners build their own clinic, but Eastern Cape health department can’t supply nurses

Department blames bad roads for failure to keep promise to send nurses

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16 September 2021

It took a court order, but municipality says it is cleaning up Makhanda at last

Makhanda’s by-laws and waste management system fail constitutional mandate, says judge

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15 September 2021

Lottery made accusations against our reporter. Now it can’t back them up

Minister Ebrahim Patel responds to questions in Parliament

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15 September 2021

Judge refers “blatantly dishonest” advocate for disciplinary action

And he questions why Minister of Justice has not promulgated law that would punish misbehaving lawyers

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15 September 2021

Sex Workers Pride celebrated with vaccinations and calls for decriminalisation

Western Cape MEC for Health Nomafrench Mbombo says criminalisation of sex work makes access to health services more difficult

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

14 September 2021

Court orders lawyers to pay damages to the client they failed to help

Eastern Cape High Court tells law firm to pay man who lost his eyesight after being shot by police

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14 September 2021

Death of five-year-old in pit latrine prompts debate about unregistered crèches

Crèche owners say registration is difficult and they get no help

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14 September 2021

Immigrants arrested in labour inspection sweep in Eastern Cape

Rights organisation says Home Affairs has done nothing to help people get their documents in order during lockdown

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14 September 2021