Government

Why is government taking so long to finalise water standards?

Much needed legislation has not moved since 2017. It’s up to us, the public, to put pressure on our elected leaders to finish the job.

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Opinion | 18 November 2022

Protesters sleep outside Constitutional Court, demanding apartheid reparations

More than 150 people have been braving the weather for weeks

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News | 15 November 2022

Government officials cannot hide behind the sub judice rule

It’s not an excuse for failing to answer difficult questions

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Law | 14 October 2022

There’s nothing here to vandalise, Dunoon residents tell officials on anti-vandalism drive

Don’t lecture us about “water is life” when we have no water, says activist

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News | 10 October 2022

Two teachers’ unions agree to 3% wage increase

SADTU and NAPTOSA reluctantly accept government offer

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Brief | 6 October 2022

Plett boy electrocuted at sports stadium

Family of five-year-old Bradlin Jacobs blames Bitou Municipality for not fixing vandalised electrical box

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News | 27 September 2022

Ekurhuleni family demands investigation after baby exposed to police teargas

They claim police threw the container into the property while chasing protesters

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News | 21 September 2022

Lack of fuel brings Tshwane buses to a stop

Union says those responsible must be punished

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Brief | 21 September 2022

Government needs to speed up cannabis law reform, say protesters

“We’ve been given the constitutional right to grow and consume it, but we haven’t been given the right to trade with it,” says Linda Siboto

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Brief | 19 September 2022

Sewage seeps into Vaal Dam as Mpumalanga water treatment plants fail

Gauteng drinking water could be threatened if crisis is not fixed

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Feature | 9 September 2022

Anger at civil society exclusion from Presidential summit

3,500 organisations have sent a letter to the presidency demanding an explanation

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News | 8 September 2022

Taxi drivers bully Centurion community into stopping protest

Olievenhoutbosch residents had blocked major roads in the area to demand housing and better services. This journalist was also assaulted by taxi drivers.

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Brief | 29 August 2022

Wednesday of discontent: workers picket around the country

Demands range from cheaper taxi fares to a Basic Income Grant

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News | 24 August 2022

R23-million Tsomo centre unfinished after seven years

Building was intended to make life easier for residents of the small Eastern Cape town

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Brief | 18 August 2022

Durban residents repair flood damage, give up on government

Some suburban associations have ambitions to get “off the municipal grid”

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News | 15 August 2022

Amathole Municipality and Department of Water blame each other for leaving villages dry

Workers oppose the mayor’s plan to bring in a new company and cut their wages. Mayor blames the Department - but the municipality has not released funds to the contractor.

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News | 1 August 2022