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Yeoville Market fire was a xenophobic attack, say activists and stall owners

Many immigrant entrepreneurs lost their livelihoods in the fire

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News | 24 June 2022

Two years later: Over a thousand crèches still not paid Covid relief funds

“We are now in 2022 and not even 60% have been paid” says ECD principal

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News | 24 June 2022

Limpopo villagers have to buy water with their social grants

Two years ago the water situation in Mtititi was dire. Now it’s even worse

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News | 24 June 2022

Fort Beaufort Provincial Hospital is a health hazard

Eastern Cape Department of Labour issues an Occupational Health and Safety probation notice

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News | 24 June 2022

Taxi drivers refuse to go to dangerous Cape Town township

“Community members and safety forums in Philippi must stand up and demand more police visibility” says taxi association

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News | 24 June 2022

Social movement rocked by corruption allegations

Leader of Social Justice Coalition fails to explain expenditure on what appear to be personal items

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News | 23 June 2022

Activists takes government to court over “unfair” R350 grant application rules

They say at least 10 million applicants are still waiting for their R350 Social Relief of Distress Grant payments since April

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News | 23 June 2022

Marikana families remain in the dark five years after landmark ruling

City of Cape Town says its still in the process of buying the parcels of land where about 40,000 people live in Philippi East

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News | 23 June 2022

As deadline approaches Zimbabweans face a stark choice: start from zero in a broken country or live undocumented in SA

From 1 January 2023, hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans and their children will no longer be able to live, work and go to school legally in the republic

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News | 23 June 2022

Cape Town teacher gets five years for sexually assaulting a learner

Ayanda Ntuthu’s name will be added to the National Register of Sex Offenders

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News | 21 June 2022

West Coast breakthrough: environment activists and mining company reach agreement

Mineral Sands Resources has prevented legal action, at least for now, over its West Coast operations

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News | 21 June 2022

Surviving from a Pretoria rubbish dump

“It’s painful the way we live but we’re glad to be closer to the landfill” explains waste picker

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News | 21 June 2022

No ambulances for two months in Eastern Cape districts

Vehicles in any case not adequately equipped says civic organisation

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News | 21 June 2022

Police clash with occupiers of Cape Town nature reserve

Residents of Covid informal settlement want CapeNature to help them find new land, but CapeNature says it is not their responsibility

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News | 21 June 2022

Public Protector overstepped in pension complaint, argues Treasury

Anti-apartheid activist Rose Sonto had his pension revoked. Treasury says it’s not its responsibility to review a decision of the Special Pensions Appeal Board

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News | 20 June 2022

A new Cape Town shelter will accommodate 100 people

While some homeless people living opposite the old Robbie Nurock Clinic are excited, others have concerns.

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News | 20 June 2022