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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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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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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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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
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Shack dwellers lose their Christmas savings in Khayelitsha fire

Cash, documents, clothes and furniture destroyed and over 100 people left homeless

By Vincent Lali - 11 December 2018
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Picket against new coal stations at energy summit

Coal-fired power plant plans are “dragging the country’s efforts to address climate change backwards”

By Yann Macherez - 11 December 2018
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“My cousin was stabbed to death this year … My friend’s uncle was shot seven times”

Minister promises new police station and anti-gang unit for northern areas of Port Elizabeth

By Joseph Chirume - 11 December 2018