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Khayelitsha residents demand to know exactly when they will get the police station they were promised

Land for the Makhaza police station was identified already in 2004

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16 April 2021

“Illegal” school teaches hundreds of learners education department hasn’t placed

Mfuleni Combined School is run by volunteers and based in an illegally occupied college

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16 April 2021

Funders of African health research are excluding Africans, say scientists

African scientists call on funders to “decolonise global health”

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15 April 2021

“We cannot escape the smell”: Women have to clear away sewage before they can do their laundry

Toilets overflowing since June last year, but eThekwini municipality says blockages are caused by foreign objects

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15 April 2021

Judge President’s gripe with lawyers leads to High Court impasse

Limpopo judge’s statement that lawyers are trying to “capture” the court prompts concern from other judges

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15 April 2021

Neighbour pays rent for family, saving them from eviction … for now

Couple lost their jobs at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown and have not been able to find permanent work since

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15 April 2021

No water in Qwaqwa villages since 2018

Villagers battle to access water, yet government says R220 million supply project is far advanced

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14 April 2021

SASSA on target to clear Western Cape disability grant backlog, agency says

Only 10,000 people still need assessments, SASSA says, but Black Sash is sceptical

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14 April 2021

Immigrant spaza shop owners driven out of Atlantis

Police failed to intervene

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13 April 2021

National Arts Festival may go live again

Makhanda residents hoping for a better year

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13 April 2021

Over 5,000 learners still not placed at schools in the Western Cape

Education department says many of the learners applied late

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13 April 2021

Labour Court rules against Lottery’s unfair dismissal of senior employee

Judge said NLC’s action “flagrantly disingenuous as well as cynical”

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13 April 2021

Ugly battle over social housing in Cape Town

Former employees of Communicare, dismissed for fraud, go to court to oppose evictions

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12 April 2021

NLC Commissioner misleads Parliament – again

Dodgy lawyer paid millions in Lottery grants while also doing legal work for NLC

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9 April 2021

High demand for contraceptive pills smuggled in from Zimbabwe

The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities

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9 April 2021