GOVERNMENT

Court dismisses bid to have judge removed in Cape Town eviction case

Human Rights Commission wants Anti-Land Invasion Unit declared unlawful

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12 October 2021

Government to spend R5 million more on unused stadium

Meanwhile the community uses a patch of dirt to play football

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11 October 2021

An Eastern Cape municipality promised its residents houses over a decade ago. They’re still waiting

If residents accept a proposal by the province they will get houses with pit latrines and water tanks within two years

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5 October 2021

IEC calls for more election observers

Over 23,000 voting stations but only 6,000 observers expected currently

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1 October 2021

No Covid relief for thousands of children’s centres

“Early Childhood Development centres have closed down. People have lost their jobs. But the national Department of Social Development is not saying a word.”

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30 September 2021

Failed RDP project leaves 71 households with toilet buildings but no houses

Eastern Cape government departments pass the buck and kill the project in bureaucracy

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29 September 2021

13-year-old drowns on Makhanda construction site

Residents accuse municipality of negligence after Asanele Qomfo lost his life swimming in water from a damaged pipe

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28 September 2021

The Information Regulator: Our new transparency superhero?

The law allowing the Information Regulator to enforce PAIA requests took effect in July

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28 September 2021

Battle of the bakkie: Ouma Katrina Esau’s vehicle at the centre of a DA-ANC row

Upington ANC councillor suspected that the bakkie donated to “living legend” Esau was being used for political purposes

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23 September 2021

Elections 2021: Plettenberg Bay has had no functioning council for months

For how long the Bitou municipality can function with a hung council remains to be seen

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17 September 2021

There have been nearly 1,200 shack fires in Cape Town this year, claiming over 80 lives

The City used to provide kits swiftly for fire victims but the end of a grant means that SASSA has taken this over, and help comes much slower

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16 September 2021

Desperate pensioners build their own clinic, but Eastern Cape health department can’t supply nurses

Department blames bad roads for failure to keep promise to send nurses

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16 September 2021

Judge refers “blatantly dishonest” advocate for disciplinary action

And he questions why Minister of Justice has not promulgated law that would punish misbehaving lawyers

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15 September 2021

Users must check if a taxi is safe, insists Transport MEC after crash at Parliament

Taxi in which several children were injured was overloaded, unroadworthy and unlicensed, and the driver had no licence either

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8 September 2021

Cape Town’s emergency housing programme is unconstitutional, says court

Judge tells City to find housing in the inner city for Bromwell Street families

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7 September 2021

City of Cape Town defends its demolition of Green Point tent camp in court

Ndifuna Ukwazi says City by-laws cannot be allowed to trump constitutional rights

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6 September 2021