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Get us jobs, contract workers tell Gauteng Premier

The contracted workers were awarded compensation of up to R24,000 by the Labour Court. They refused to accept this and instead are demanding jobs.

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News | 27 May 2024

Louis Trichardt residents forced to live among pools of sewage

Tired of continual backups into their pipes due to blocked sewer lines, some residents have reverted to pit toilets

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News | 27 May 2024

Thousands march in Cape Town in support of ICJ order against Israel

Case to stop Israeli attack on Rafah was brought by South African government

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News | 26 May 2024

Eastern Cape clinic serving a dozen villages is falling apart

Patients at Gilton clinic complain of medication shortages, broken medical equipment, no proper furniture, staff shortages and high patient volume.

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News | 24 May 2024

Councillor denies giving people permission to occupy land in Johannesburg

The occupiers are mostly backyarders and tenants who say they could no longer afford to pay rent or buy a house. They have been clearing the open field for a week now.

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News | 24 May 2024

Strandfontein development could make critically endangered butterfly extinct

The only colony of one of the world’s most endangered butterflies is within sight of a large, multi-storey development

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News | 24 May 2024

Thousands of children with disabilities are not receiving the Care Dependency Grant

And the R2,180 monthly amount is too little to cover the costs of caring for a child with disabilities

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News | 23 May 2024

Colchester clinic is crumbling, with broken ceilings, windows and no electricity

But the Eastern Cape Department of Health says there’s no money to renovate the clinic

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News | 22 May 2024

City of Cape Town backtracks on housing agreement with Mfuleni backyarders

New housing development will not only be for the backyarders, says the City

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News | 22 May 2024

“You have no idea how difficult it is to get a coffin inside the camp”

After 13 years in a “transit camp”, Ntuzuma flood victims are afraid they’ll die there

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News | 22 May 2024

State neglect of young children leads to lifelong damage

Only about one in four early learning programmes get subsidies, and that funding is only R17 per child per day and has not increased since 2019

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News | 21 May 2024

Last four traders at Salt River Market to fight their eviction

Site to be used for 1,000 affordable housing units

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News | 21 May 2024

“Silent disease” outed at African Hepatitis Convention

Many South Africans with hepatitis go undiagnosed

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News | 20 May 2024

Rainbow flags fill the streets of Nyanga and Gugulethu

In its 11th year, Khumbulani Pride renewed calls for justice for victims of hate crime

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News | 20 May 2024

Not enough places in children’s centres after budget cuts

Children in KZN are being placed in foster care instead of care centres

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News | 20 May 2024