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Covid-19: Children eat wild plants to survive as hunger explodes

New survey shows hunger doubled since lockdown

By Justin Brown - 16 July 2020

Eskom users, fined for bridging electricity, beg to be reconnected

In Orange Farm many residents have been disconnected for two years because they can’t pay the R6k remedial fee

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 July 2020

“We want evictees back” says Mfuleni community leader

City says it will continue preventing the illegal occupation of its temporary houses

By Vincent Lali - 16 July 2020

Parliament to order National Lotteries Commission to hand over details of all its grants

Refusal to do so would not “withstand constitutional scrutiny”, says parliamentary legal adviser

By Raymond Joseph - 15 July 2020

Motshekga snubs teachers’ unions

Minister says she’s consulting, but unions say it’s not with them

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 15 July 2020

Groote Schuur doctor describes her day in a Covid-19 ward

“The reality is the beds are full and people are dying”

By Elna Schütz - 15 July 2020

Why is Durban splurging R50 million on a sea pier extension?

City’s sand-pumping scheme had become dysfunctional due to neglect

By Tony Carnie - 15 July 2020

Massive new land occupation on Cape Nature land in Mfuleni

Some families say they were displaced by flooding

By Vincent Lali - 14 July 2020

Two years later: still no new toilets at Cofimvaba school

508 schools still without any sanitation in the Eastern Cape, says Equal Education

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 14 July 2020

Long queues for Covid-19 relief grants

Post Office urges people to wait for an SMS confirming funds are available

By Nokulunga Majola - 14 July 2020

With no toilet, Wallacedene man has to watch over his mother-in-law while she uses a field

City of Cape Town says it recently delivered chemical toilets and standpipes will soon be installed

By Vincent Lali - 14 July 2020

“Mfuleni residents are tired of seeing the City relocate residents from other townships”

City has condemned the occupation of its Bosasa housing project

By Vincent Lali - 13 July 2020

Midvaal occupation is no race war, say landowners

“The Elandsfontein landowners are a diverse group of people from all race groups”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 13 July 2020

Cape storm leaves hundreds without “toilets”

“Flood victims now shit in buckets inside their shacks and empty them into the dam. I do the same.”

By Vincent Lali - 13 July 2020

“Empty promises by housing officials” trigger protests in Despatch

“It is easy for this government to shoot at us when we protest. But it is difficult to give us the houses we were promised since 2015”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 13 July 2020

Homes demolished as storm hits Cape Town

Five shacks in Vrygrond were demolished on a rainy Thursday afternoon

By Lucas Nowicki - 11 July 2020