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Limpopo’s forgotten schools and the Lottery’s expensive toilets

R10 million grant went to Gauteng company with no experience
By Anton van Zyl - 24 May 2019
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Law enforcement moves against Vrygrond land occupiers

Residents claim they were not shown court order before their shacks were demolished

By Velani Ludidi - 25 May 2019
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Vavi joins Grabouw farm workers march

Unions to meet with Human Rights Commission and Oak Valley managers over housing issues

By Barbara Maregele - 24 May 2019
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Farm workers march to Constitutional Court over land and working conditions

“We want to have our own piece of land so that we can do something for ourselves like growing gardens or sheep farming”

By Zoë Postman - 24 May 2019
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New life for Khayelitsha crèche that was nearly closed down

Rainbow Educare is now officially registered

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 May 2019
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“A woman cannot just sit when her children have nothing to eat”

Hawkers sell mops and brooms on the streets of Brakpan

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 24 May 2019
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Eastern Cape family’s looooong battle to get a correct ID

According to Masibulele Soboyisi’s ID he was too young to write matric, so he can’t get his results

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 May 2019
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Invite me for coffee, Winde tells marchers

Marikana residents demand land

By Velani Ludidi - 23 May 2019
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K-word Catzavelos going to court

And other essential news of the day

By the.news.letter - 23 May 2019
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A woman was taking selfies on a Sea Point bench. She was arrested and locked in a cell overnight

The “vehicle-breaking” equipment in Esethu Mcinjana’s handbag was a gate remote

By Ella Ndongeni - 23 May 2019
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Cape Town’s hostels to be upgraded

Built to accommodate black working men under apartheid, many are in terrible condition

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 23 May 2019
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One year after Parkwood housing protests, residents sceptical about promises made

Little information from Western Cape government on giant project

By Barbara Maregele - 23 May 2019
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Last minute reprieve for Khayelitsha dogs

Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s appeal for help gets positive response across city

By Kristine Liao - 23 May 2019
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Mokonyane out of Parliament

And other essential news of the day

By the.news.letter - 22 May 2019
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Activists protest against corruption as new MPs sworn in

Meanwhile PRASA takes action against top executives

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Katherine Liu - 22 May 2019
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Wage negotiations deadlocked on Grabouw Farm at centre of N2 protests

Oak Valley has obtained an interdict against protesting workers

By Ashraf Hendricks - 22 May 2019