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Covid-19 beach closures put paid to more than 20 years work as a car guard

“This job gave me a sense of independence and pride”

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25 January 2021

No water to douse raging fire: 70 left homeless

Shackdwellers had to fetch water from another informal settlement

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25 January 2021

Nearly 85,000 older South Africans have probably died from Covid-19

Pensioners at high risk and easily ignored

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25 January 2021

Over 100,000 South Africans have probably died of Covid-19

Latest MRC report shows over 16,000 excess deaths in week ending 16 January

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24 January 2021

“I have tried all the tricks … but with no success” says frustrated Covid-19 grant applicant

Despite new Post Office system, snaking queues are the norm in Port Elizabeth

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22 January 2021

Trial will shed light on Wild Coast violence

Community is split, even within families, on whether mining should be allowed to take place

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22 January 2021

Massive CCMA budget cut will hurt workers, say unions

Far fewer commissioners to listen to cases will mean reduced turnaround time

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22 January 2021

Disability grants: SASSA promises to clear Western Cape backlog by end of March

Extra doctors have been brought in, SASSA executive tells Western Cape legislature

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21 January 2021

Makhanda occupiers say they can no longer afford to pay rent

Municipality is concerned with informal settlements mushrooming in the city

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21 January 2021

UK accused of poaching health workers from poorer countries

It’s “insensitive” and “morally questionable”, write two doctors in the South African Medical Journal

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21 January 2021

Shack dwellers disrupt water and electricity project in Uitenhage

The two projects are meant to benefit elderly, disabled and blind residents whose 500 informal structures are being built in the area

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20 January 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries pay up to R150 for a place in post office queue

“South Africa is like that, if you don’t have money you can’t have access to things”

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20 January 2021

Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker’s hand was severed

Eugene Jali lost his hand in a maize mixing machine

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20 January 2021

Police officers accused of assault barred from community by angry residents

The officers allegedly beat up a 20-year-old for breaking curfew regulations

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20 January 2021

Have retired judges been given the chop?

They have been helping to clear the Gauteng backlog but have been informed that their services are no longer needed

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20 January 2021