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Ghanaian matriculant gets funding to start university

Company pays half Ebenezer Odei’s fees and will try to crowdfund the balance

By Tariro Washinyira - 16 January 2019
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Sexual harassment: Equal Education leader found not guilty

But panel finds General Secretary acted “inappropriately”

By GroundUp Staff - 16 January 2019
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City accused of destroying occupied shacks in Khayelitsha

Authorities say shacks were unoccupied but residents say otherwise

By Vincent Lali - 15 January 2019
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TVET students block off campus

Students in Pietermaritzburg protest at closure of hostels

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 January 2019
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Showdown with Herman Mashaba looms over housing court order

Municipality has missed deadline to find accommodation for Hillbrow residents, but Johannesburg official says backlog is the fault of past administrations

By Zoë Postman - 15 January 2019
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Families still without electricity, four years after fire

No electricity can be installed in wetlands, says City of Cape Town

By Thembela Ntongana - 15 January 2019
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SGB shuts down school after dispute with principal

Learners want the school reopened

By Peter Luhanga - 14 January 2019
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Sign language included as a subject for matric exam

Victory for deaf learners, says Dominican School for the Deaf

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2019
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“No-fee” schools turn away children who can’t pay

One mother told to pay for her child’s chair

By Cally Ballack - 14 January 2019
Juanita Booyse and her husband Manie break down in tears outside their destroyed hoe in Bettysbay

Dozens of homes destroyed in Overstrand fire

Betty’s Bay bears the brunt of blaze, which is now under control

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 January 2019

“Overcrowded” Bishop Lavis school to get more teachers

Activists say they will continue protests at other schools in the area

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 January 2019
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Amanzimtoti community without water for weeks

Ethekwini Municipality has promised to send water trucks to the community

By Nomfundo Xolo - 11 January 2019
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Ghanaian matriculant battles with Home Affairs over documents

Ebenezer Odei has been accepted to study at UCT but his residency status causes funding delays

By Tariro Washinyira - 11 January 2019
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From struggling in grade 10 to school’s top student in matric

Masiphumelele High School teen will begin studying mechanical engineering at UCT this year

By Thembela Ntongana - 10 January 2019
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Ethel Mavaivai has been admitted to university at the age of 26 - but she can’t afford the fees

Immigrants, even if they came to SA as children, do not benefit from free tuition

By Joseph Chirume - 10 January 2019
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City puts an end to land occupation in Mfuleni

Desperate and unemployed mother says she has “nowhere else to go”

By Vincent Lali - 9 January 2019