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Finance Minister announces 2022 social grant increases

New grant for orphans announced in budget. Nearly one in two South Africans now receives a grant

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Brief | 23 February 2022

Farm workers demand wealth tax for the 1%

Women on Farms protest outside Parliament ahead of budget speech

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Brief | 23 February 2022

Cape Town sewage woes: We interview Mayco Member Zahid Badroodien

“On the Cape Flats sewer system, we’re spending almost R700 million … which will offer a lot of relief”

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Interview | 14 February 2022

Kalk Bay’s fishers battle to keep their heritage alive

Jacobus Poggenpoel’s family has been fishing for generations but tightening quotas are putting a strain on finances

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Video | 10 February 2022

Protest against West Coast seismic blasting ahead of court case

Fishing communities will suffer, claim environmental groups

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News | 6 February 2022

Boat club questions City of Cape Town water quality tests

Independent tests of Rietvlei water contradict City’s results

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News | 1 February 2022

The strangest vegetable gardens in South Africa

On an old military base in Cape Town, unlawful occupants are growing vegetables alongside the soldiers

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Feature | 31 January 2022

Treasury to bail out Northern Cape municipality over unpaid workers

Court gives Eskom go-ahead to recoup R105 million

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News | 21 January 2022

Watch: Guitars instead of guns for Cape Flats children

Bands not Gangs runs a music project that aims to reduce gangsterism

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Video | 21 January 2022

Concern over plans to cut the crayfish quota

Call for compensation for small-scale fishers

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News | 17 December 2021

Meet the woman at the centre of Port Nolloth’s crayfish trade

Rosie Malan has been working in fishing for 43 years

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Feature | 15 December 2021

Crayfish quota increased after protests by fishers

But quota to be cut again over the next two years to allow the stock to recover

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Photo Essay | 13 December 2021

“Go to hell Shell” say protesters

Public outcry against Shell’s seismic survey after court case

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Brief | 5 December 2021

Are informal settlement residents really to blame for Cape Town’s polluted vleis?

An inadequate sewerage system and a lack of access to sanitation are the root causes according to experts

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News | 23 November 2021

Tax the rich, demand budget protesters

Unions and organisations call for a basic income grant

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News | 11 November 2021

New data shows how badly polluted Cape Town’s vleis are

Unacceptable levels of E. coli persist in Zeekoevlei, Zandvlei, Rietvlei, and Milnerton lagoon

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News | 8 November 2021