Blind pensioner left in the rain without answers outside SASSA office

SASSA says her old age grant will be paid in February

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13 January 2021

Court upholds new charge against Zimbabwean journalist

Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested along with two others for speaking out against police brutality on social media

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13 January 2021

Adopt a Pet shelter in Philippi to close after 17 years

Death of founder and funder spells closure for well-known shelter

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13 January 2021

Corporal punishment: Two mothers take teachers’ organisation to court

Teachers who admitted to beatings receive “shockingly lenient” sentences

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13 January 2021

Sick people queue outside SASSA offices as disability grants lapse

53,000 disability grants have lapsed in the Western Cape

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13 January 2021

Covid-19: Cookhouse police accused of beatings during curfew

A 20-year-old and a teenager say they were punched and kicked outside their mothers’ houses

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12 January 2021

Westville households get electricity after 10 years

Residents believe their area will be safer without illegal connections

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12 January 2021

Here’s how to fight anti-vaccine propaganda

We challenge political leaders and celebrities to publicly commit to getting vaccinated

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12 January 2021

Scores of beneficiaries in Pietermaritzburg rush to renew lapsed disability grants

Cancer patient turned away after sleeping outside SASSA office to renew grant

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12 January 2021

Lottery boss misled Parliament

Commissioner Thabang Mampane told MPs last year that the minstrel museum officially opened in 2016. It’s still not open

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11 January 2021

Khayelitsha residents rally to help fire victims

Community wants New Year’s Day fire to be declared a local disaster

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11 January 2021

Covid-19: Our grimmest day yet

Minister reports 844 confirmed deaths. MRC reports worst week yet.

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7 January 2021

This virus is catchy - we need vaccines urgently

An infectious diseases scientist describes how despite taking precautions her entire household is sick with Covid

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4 January 2021

Health workers demand vaccine rollout

Thousands sign letter calling for Department of Health to act urgently

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2 January 2021

2020 in pictures: a year of living dangerously

Covid-19, evictions, fires and an elephant: GroundUp’s photos of the year

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22 December 2020

Vaccine rollout: Here is where South Africa stands

More questions than answers, as health department plays cards close to chest

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21 December 2020