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“Give us opportunities not handouts” say people with disabilities

“Disabled people can run businesses like everybody else”

By Johnnie Isaac - 22 July 2019
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This is why Metrorail employees will strike on Friday

But two unions, SATAWU and NTM, will not be joining

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 22 July 2019
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Debt collectors Flemix & Associates face disciplinary action at Legal Practice Council

Law Clinic lawyer says hearing against Flemix is a significant step in reforming the micro-lending industry

By Barbara Maregele - 22 July 2019
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Villagers close rotting school in Eastern Cape

“Our school gets annual maintenance budget but it is very useless to maintain rotten material”

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 22 July 2019
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Newcastle residents say coal mine puts them in danger

Informal mining is causing houses to crack

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 22 July 2019
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Activists unite to “defend democracy”

Johannesburg City Hall filled to capacity following Jacob Zuma’s testimony at Zondo Commission

By Zoë Postman - 21 July 2019
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Claremont Mosque calls for religious leaders to respond to Cape Flats violence

Vigil held for city’s residents “trapped” in conflict areas

By Tariro Washinyira - 19 July 2019
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Learners sing for new bridge to cross treacherous river to school

Scholars from Solomon Mahlangu High and Aston Gontshi Primary protested on Friday

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
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Child dies in shack fire while mother was out keeping neighbourhood safe

17-month-old Kungawo Mondile died on Tuesday night in Bobani Village

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
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100-year-old man gets a house after waiting 22 years

Dipabalo Boy Mohedo and his wife Johanna Nsibande were presented with their new home on Mandela Day

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 19 July 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Popular, maybe necessary, but deploying the army in townships resurrects terrible memories

We hope that it will be a temporary and effective measure; the verdict is out

By GroundUp Editors - 19 July 2019
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Dangerous and full pit latrines replaced at Khokhwane Primary

Gift of the Givers has built eight new toilets at the school

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 July 2019
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Family living along R44 in Paarl buy a house

The family plans to move to Wellington at the end of July

By Barbara Maregele - 19 July 2019
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The land is “unsuitable for habitation” says municipality, but thousands live on it

Sikiti informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, was established over 20 years ago

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 July 2019
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Organisations defend Pravin Gordhan

Rally against corruption will take place on Sunday 21 July

By Zoë Postman - 19 July 2019
The South African National Defence Force (SANDS) is deployed to the Cape Flats to help the police quell gang violence.

Cape Flats residents cheer arrival of army

Military deployed on Mandela Day to help quell Cape Town’s gang crime

By Ashraf Hendricks - 19 July 2019