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Gauteng government bungles allocation of billions for non-profit organisations

Funding decisions were centralised supposedly to prevent corruption but it has caused catastrophic delays and mistakes

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News | 28 May 2024

Multi-million-rand drug rehabs under investigation by Gauteng government

Provincial department of social development has stopped funding 750 beds at Life Healthcare’s treatment centres

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News | 28 May 2024

Gauteng Premier breaks promise to pay organisations by 24 May

Department of Social Development claims court order obtained by organisations last week “supersedes” its earlier commitments

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News | 27 May 2024

Court orders Gauteng government to pay non-profit organisations

The provincial social development department must provide funding contracts to successful organisations by the end of May

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Law | 23 May 2024

Hundreds picket outside Gauteng social development offices

Protest highlights the catastrophic mess the department has made of funding for non-profit organisations

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News | 17 May 2024

Gauteng funding crisis: Disability organisations face closure

Department of Social Development has not finalised contracts with organisations providing vital services

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News | 10 May 2024

Unpaid school uniform makers occupy Gauteng social development offices

Sewing co-operatives delivered thousands of school uniforms to learners in need, but the department is disowning them

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News | 9 May 2024

Gauteng’s shelter system is “broken” because of state incompetence

Several gender-based violence shelters in the province were forced to close because of uncertainty over their funding from the Department of Social Development

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News | 3 May 2024

Department of health fails to buy life-saving device for diabetes patients

Using vials and syringes instead of pens can lead to insulin dosing errors which can be fatal

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News | 24 April 2024

Funding crisis shuts down children’s centres in Gauteng

Social development department’s funding adjudications have been finalised, but for many organisations it is too late

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News | 4 April 2024

Activists call on government to declare TB a national health crisis

Though TB is preventable and treatable, more than 50,000 people died of it in South Africa in 2022

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Brief | 20 March 2024

Climate activists refuse to be silenced by arrests

Pickets outside Standard Bank will continue, says Extinction Rebellion

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Brief | 13 March 2024

Waste pickers create their own recycling centre

Talks to integrate informal waste reclaimers with the City of Johannesburg’s waste management have gone nowhere for three years

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News | 12 March 2024

Alexandra grannies trade knitting needles for boxing gloves

They attend boxing classes once a week as part of a project called GOGOBox

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Brief | 7 March 2024

Joburg residents march over water outages and unreliable electricity

The protesters say they are also fed up with illegal rubbish dumping and potholes in their streets

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Brief | 5 March 2024