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2018: News that mattered

Land occupations on the increase, Post Office takes over social grant payments, corruption exposed at PRASA and DAFF, but also good-news stories featuring ordinary South Africans
By GroundUp Staff - 19 December 2018
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Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

But the cost of taking goods back rises over Christmas

By Bernard Chiguvare - 18 December 2018
For their Christmas party, The Service Dining Rooms plan to feed at least 400 people in need.

Serving hungry people for over 80 years

The Service Dining Rooms provides over 3,500 meals a week

By Ashraf Hendricks - 18 December 2018
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Court rules that allocation of police in Western Cape is discriminatory

Victory for Social Justice Coalition may result in poorer areas getting more officers

By Thembela Ntongana and GroundUp Staff - 14 December 2018
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The daily struggle of living in a wheelchair in a shack

“The simplest things, like brushing your teeth, require work”

By Thembela Ntongana - 14 December 2018
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New social grant for families

Deadline approaches for key amendments to foster care grants

By Kim Reynolds - 14 December 2018
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Backyarders complain of City’s incomplete toilet installation

“What’s the use – they give a toilet but it doesn’t work,” says Parkwood resident

By Barbara Maregele - 14 December 2018
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City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

Development would set a precedent for social housing near Cape Town’s city centre

By Aidan Jones - 14 December 2018
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The Lawyer, the Lottery and millions in dodgy grants

National Lotteries Commission launches investigation into multi-million rand grants

By Raymond Joseph - 14 December 2018
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Questions & answers about the National Minimum Wage

This is what every employer and employee needs to know

By Wilmien Wicomb - 13 December 2018
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Slight improvement in backlog at Western Cape High Court

But 16 judgments have been outstanding for at least six months

By Kim Reynolds - 13 December 2018
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Why are the lights off at PRASA?

Claims, counter claims and racketeering allegations in PRASA fencing contract

By Steve Kretzmann - 13 December 2018
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Mortuary workers return to work after arrests

“We are declaring a big war with the Department of Health,” says union

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 December 2018
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More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town’s southern suburbs are on wetlands

Residents sceptical at briefing by project managers

By Barbara Maregele - 12 December 2018
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School principal charged after sexual harassment case

Western Cape Education Department takes action

By Sipho Mzakwe - 12 December 2018
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We hope it won’t just be a decoration, says resident as temporary Nyanga police station opened

Minister silent on permanent station promised for 2023

By Thembela Ntongana - 12 December 2018