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“Tough blow” for sex workers as decrim bill delayed

“It’s clear we’re not going to achieve decrim in 2024” say activist


News | 7 June 2023

R3.05 per child: Eastern Cape school battles to feed learners

“It is not always possible to put the stipulated meal on the learners’ plates” says principal


News | 6 June 2023

Animal welfare organisations celebrate resumption of Lottery funding

The National Lotteries Commission had withdrawn funding for animal welfare in 2022/23


News | 29 May 2023

Families face eviction from the land they’ve farmed for generations

Housing Development Agency wants to use the land in Malmesbury for development

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News | 25 May 2023

Government criticised for blaming Covid for the country’s literacy crisis

Department of basic education needs to take responsibility for “devastating” literacy rates, say opposition and civil society


News | 23 May 2023

SA’s children have lost a decade of reading progress, study shows

International study confirms that eight out of ten grade 4 learners still can’t read for meaning

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News | 17 May 2023

Protesters from Khoisan occupation picket on N2

Knoflokskraal residents want to be allowed to repair their homes and be allowed to farm the land.


News | 15 May 2023

Revealed: how Angie Motshekga’s reading plan failed SA’s children

President Ramaphosa announced a “massive reading campaign” in 2019. It never got off the ground.

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Feature | 10 May 2023

Postbank introduces new cardless payment for social grants

But concern raised about how Postbank will handle these new payment methods


Brief | 26 April 2023

Drakenstein municipality heads to Supreme Court of Appeal over emergency housing

The municipality says its housing policy for poor rural and farm dwellers “is more generous than other municipalities in the Western Cape”


News | 25 April 2023

Khoisan occupation in Grabouw is no longer our problem, says forestry department

The settlement called Knoflokskraal is to be managed by departments of Public Works and COGTA


Brief | 18 April 2023

“Post office is crumbling under the pressure” says social grant activist

This comes as millions of gold SASSA cards will be expiring soon


News | 6 April 2023

UCT failed to bargain with Employees’ Union, says CCMA

The university has now committed to enter into negotiations with the union soon


Brief | 4 April 2023

Sex workers and allies rally in Cape Town, demand full decriminalisation

Decriminalisation will address the stigma sex workers face in this country, organisations say


Brief | 30 March 2023

NEHAWU won’t sign new 2023-24 public sector wage deal

Several other public service unions conclude 7.5% agreement with government, but NEHAWU says deal for previous year must be finalised first


Brief | 28 March 2023