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Elections 2021: Despite scandals and huge wastage, the ANC council looks secure in Hantam

This Northern Cape ward covers a massive amount of territory and only has 22,000 people, but it exemplifies the local government problems across the country

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26 May 2021

Paddling to progress: The Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club

Zanentlantla Mbala says he doesn’t know what would have become of him without the club

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14 May 2021

Robben Island is showing signs of decay

The precious heritage site and its rich history are being poorly served

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12 April 2021

Eastern Cape’s health workers have been betrayed by Covid-19 corruption

Part two of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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11 March 2021

Grimy, broken-down, neglected: can this be the Eastern Cape’s flagship hospital?

Part one of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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10 March 2021

Lottery millions used for board member’s luxury home

And the mysterious payments he received from a company linked to the suspended COO

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3 March 2021

Wolwerivier five years on: “We’re as desperate as the day we moved in”

It’s frustrating how little has changed in this “incremental development area”, say residents

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1 March 2021

Covid-19 drives children as young as four onto the street to earn

“I have to help my mother so she can buy food” says nine-year-old

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24 February 2021

Bankrupt municipality’s R735-million electricity plan

“Energy vault” will pay for itself, says bidding company

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19 February 2021

Little Karoo municipality is falling apart

Kannaland has a history of strange politics

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18 February 2021

Lotto’s R26 million half-built Limpopo old age home

Looters move in after building site abandoned

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28 January 2021

Community and mining company clash over vanadium-rich land

Residents of Mononono village in North West take on Ikwezi Vanadium

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28 January 2021

To bee or not to bee: South African beekeepers face tough odds

Chinese imports, too few trees, not much government support: it’s hard to get a buzz out of your hive these days

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22 January 2021

Puppets bring together a town divided by apartheid

“Reboot Eden” celebrates ten years of puppetry in Barrydale

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15 December 2020

The woman who tried to stop the rot at the Lottery

2015 report reveals how Chief Risk Officer was hounded out

By Sam Sole for amaBhungane and Raymond Joseph for GroundUp

18 November 2020