Gauteng Premier breaks promise to pay organisations by 24 May

Department of Social Development claims court order obtained by organisations last week “supersedes” its earlier commitments

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News | 27 May 2024

Festivities lift Hillbrow’s spirits

The Hey Hillbrow! Let’s Dlala! public parade was held on Saturday

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Photo Essay | 27 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

Court orders Gauteng government to pay non-profit organisations

The provincial social development department must provide funding contracts to successful organisations by the end of May

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Law | 23 May 2024

Joburg protesters demand library opens immediately

“There is no democracy without books” says Wits professor who joins calls for an end to the City library’s four-year closure

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Brief | 20 May 2024

Hundreds picket outside Gauteng social development offices

Protest highlights the catastrophic mess the department has made of funding for non-profit organisations

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News | 17 May 2024

Wits students set up Palestinian solidarity encampment

University senate expected to meet this week

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Brief | 14 May 2024

Workers march against looming retrenchments at Sibanye-Stillwater

Unions call for resignation of top management and the CEO Neal Froneman

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News | 13 May 2024

Gauteng government rejects request for public-funding information

GroundUp asked for details of billions of rands in grants the Department of Social Development paid to non-profit organisations

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News | 10 May 2024

Unpaid school uniform makers occupy Gauteng social development offices

Sewing co-operatives delivered thousands of school uniforms to learners in need, but the department is disowning them

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News | 9 May 2024

Government payment delay forces Joburg’s biggest food bank to close

But the Department of Social Development claims the delay is caused by investigations into the food banks

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News | 8 May 2024

Protesters demand Wits take public stand on Gaza

Calls for “academic boycott of apartheid Israel”

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Brief | 8 May 2024

Concourt rules out R2-billion damages claim by Zimbabwean farmers

Afriforum, supporting the farmers, says it will continue the legal fight in other countries

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Law | 6 May 2024

Marchers say Yes! and No! to new cannabis law

The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill is awaiting the President’s signature to become law

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Brief | 6 May 2024

Workers hold vigil outside Gauteng health department, demanding permanent jobs

National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW) says workers will protest daily

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Brief | 2 May 2024