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Duncan Village residents chase away government officials

Residents upset that officials were accompanied by people affiliated to the ward councillor who they say has neglected them

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22 September 2021

Fifteen years later still no footbridge for Cape Flats’ school children

A bridge to cross the Vygieskraal River in Kewtown has been on the City of Cape Town’s to do list since 2006

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22 September 2021

Pigeons are taking over classrooms at this crumbling Gqeberha school

Some classrooms in Arcadia Senior Secondary have no electricity, the roof leaks, and science and computer studies have been suspended because of vandalism

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21 September 2021

Taps dry for three weeks in rural KwaZulu-Natal

Residents of Emakhabeleni say their water supply has been on and off since 2018

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21 September 2021

Patrollers say MK “veterans” duped them about PRASA jobs

PRASA has failed to clarify the situation

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21 September 2021

Post Office workers face uncertain future

SAPO can no longer pay retirement fund or medical aid contributions

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21 September 2021

Unemployed and desperate: Over 100 people sleep outside labour office

Makhado labour office only has two staff members

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21 September 2021

700 shacks demolished by Makhado municipality using an interim court order

Land occupiers say the municipality broke its 2018 promise to build them RDP houses and now it is auctioning off the land

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20 September 2021

Komape family wins court battle seven years after their son drowned in a pit toilet

State must provide court with reports every six months with details of steps taken to eradicate pit toilets

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17 September 2021

There have been nearly 1,200 shack fires in Cape Town this year, claiming over 80 lives

The City used to provide kits swiftly for fire victims but the end of a grant means that SASSA has taken this over, and help comes much slower

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16 September 2021

It took a court order, but municipality says it is cleaning up Makhanda at last

Makhanda’s by-laws and waste management system fail constitutional mandate, says judge

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15 September 2021

Lottery made accusations against our reporter. Now it can’t back them up

Minister Ebrahim Patel responds to questions in Parliament

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15 September 2021

Sex Workers Pride celebrated with vaccinations and calls for decriminalisation

Western Cape MEC for Health Nomafrench Mbombo says criminalisation of sex work makes access to health services more difficult

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

14 September 2021

Death of five-year-old in pit latrine prompts debate about unregistered crèches

Crèche owners say registration is difficult and they get no help

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14 September 2021