Literacy crisis deepening in South Africa, says new report

Children are far behind in learning to read and it is getting worse

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News | 7 February 2023

Distell workers down tools and picket

Workers want minority union Solidarity to be recognised by employer

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Brief | 7 February 2023

Silicosis class action bolstered by Appeal Court ruling

Litigation has been ongoing for ten years

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Law | 7 February 2023

Concern over teenage pregnancies and school dropouts in Northern Cape

Without enough community, family and school support, pregnant learners struggle to finish their schooling

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News | 7 February 2023

Queer people and sex workers are badly treated in clinics, new survey finds

Deputy Minister of Health promises to tackle the problem

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News | 7 February 2023

Corruption blamed for ten-year delay in service delivery in Tshwane settlement

Councillor says the area first has to be rezoned

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News | 7 February 2023

Outsourced guards accuse Ekurhuleni municipality of failing to pay them

Protesting security employees say non-payments have become a problem since the coalition government took over, but mayor’s office says payments to security companies are up-to-date

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Brief | 6 February 2023

Appeal Court finds Cape Town’s emergency housing programme is not unconstitutional

Although it overturned the High Court ruling, the SCA granted the same relief

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Law | 6 February 2023

Video: Free State municipality fails to provide water to communities

In Parys, Free State, the water supply is becoming ever more erratic, exacerbated by loadshedding. Many people have to walk kilometres to get water. This has caused great dissatisfaction and sparked violent protests.

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Video | 6 February 2023

Mamelodi school under investigation for policy excluding pregnant learners

Gauteng Department of Education has announced a probe into Stanza Bopape Secondary School

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Brief | 6 February 2023

“We are living in a pool of sewage” says Joburg resident

Hillbrow’s Chelsea House is in a state of collapse

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News | 6 February 2023

Dire shortage of school places for autistic children

There are currently 133 children on the waiting list at Quest School for Learners with Autism, the only public specialist school in Gqeberha

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News | 3 February 2023

Here’s what the Zimbabwean embassy says about the expiry of the ZEP

The ambassador encouraged voluntary repatriation. But he also criticised the way Zimbabweans are being denied public services in South Africa.

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News | 3 February 2023

Gqeberha shack dwellers demand houses after waiting 24 years

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality promises serviced sites

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News | 3 February 2023

Man who was dragged naked from his shack to sue City of Cape Town

“[They] treated me like a dog” says Bulelani Qolani

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News | 2 February 2023

Hundreds march to demand Ramaphosa address Basic Income Grant at SONA

Civil society organisations want R350 SRD grant increased to R1,447

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Brief | 2 February 2023