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Makana municipality “has a serious service delivery problem, especially with water”

Residents told there will be more water outages this week

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2 August 2021

Children go hungry after soup kitchen closed by July unrest

About 100 children were getting their Sunday meal at a kitchen run by people with disabilities

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2 August 2021

Cape Town sports clubs suspend sailing, canoeing, and rowing due to pollution

Zeekoevlei, Zandvlei and Rietvlei closed; sewage spills blamed

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30 July 2021

Operation Show Your Receipt: “They came in and took our mealie meal and oil”

Activists question legality of confiscating food from poor households

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29 July 2021

Farm dwellers and emerging farmers clash with each other and government over land

Families that have resided on Bapsfontein farm for many decades fear eviction

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29 July 2021

New social housing development launched in Cape Town

Latest phase of Bothasig Gardens will provide 314 homes to lower income families

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28 July 2021

R350 Covid grant is too little and excludes too many, research report finds

Grant is used up on basic services that should be free

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28 July 2021

Return to school spoiled by Cape Town taxi war

Western Cape MEC suspends Bellville – Paarl taxi route for two months

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26 July 2021

Winters are the worst nightmare for us, says homeless man in Springs

Last week temperatures dropped to minus 7ºC

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26 July 2021

Lottery COO back at work after 17-month “leave of absence”

Audit firm SkX has so far been paid R9.65 million to investigate alleged Lottery corruption

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26 July 2021

Gauteng informal traders feel the aftermath of July unrest

“We are not making money and our fridges at home are empty. We can’t carry on like this,” says Kwa Mai Mai Market food seller

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26 July 2021

Cape Town taxi violence: City businesses put staff up in hotels

For the safety of their staff and to keep their doors open, some businesses are accommodating employees so that they do not have to commute

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23 July 2021

Atlantis pharmacist feeds hundreds of people weekly

“This is desperation. People are hungry out here. Situations like these are heartbreaking,” says Thahier Alli

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23 July 2021

Small traders suffering as a result of Cape Town taxi violence

“When the taxi drivers shoot at each other, we lie on the ground next to our stock”

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23 July 2021

“Serving from the pot, you pray that the food is enough”

Community soup kitchens say the number of people coming for food has increased in recent months

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23 July 2021