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Chickens pay for guest house

Serial entrepreneur Nthabiseng Moshoeshoe has opened a guest house in Mfuleni

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 October 2019
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Teenage gang fights erupt between villagers

Community leader says parents don’t want to involve the police

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2019
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Khayelitsha land occupation grows under cover of darkness

About 400 families now live in Zweledinga says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 17 October 2019
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Lottery COO sues GroundUp for R600k

Summons alleges defamation

By GroundUp Staff - 17 October 2019
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“Enough with blackouts” say Soshanguve residents

Protesters march to City of Tshwane demanding services

By Sana Mabena - 17 October 2019
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After fatal stabbing, parents demand end to “bombing ritual” at school

Hershel Fynn was stabbed to death on Tuesday at Eastwood Secondary

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 October 2019
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Construction company has completed only 20% of housing contract

Eastern Cape Human Settlements department blamed for delays

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 17 October 2019
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Philippi land to be sold is not useful for farming, court told

Judgment reserved in Philippi Horticultural Area case

By Madison Yauger - 17 October 2019
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Pharmacists asked to pledge support for NHI

South African Pharmacy Council sent unorthodox message

By Drew Wayland - 16 October 2019
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“Illegal and criminal” demolitions in Durban, say shack dwellers

“This was a new invasion and the people had not settled there. No court order was required,” says City

By Musa Binda - 16 October 2019
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Philippi farmers challenge City on development of agricultural land

Plan to rezone part of Philippi Horticultural Area in court

By Madison Yauger - 16 October 2019
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Claiming the wasted opportunities in recycling

Pilot project in Brixton and Auckland Park brings informal waste pickers and residents together to benefit both

By Zoë Postman - 16 October 2019
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Tshikota residents block roads, demand reliable water supply

“During election period we had constant water supply”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 15 October 2019
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Occupiers of old age home march to Civic Centre, demand housing

“We need low-cost houses in the CBD … We can’t be going from shack to shack, from stone to stone”

By Aisha Abdool Karim - 15 October 2019
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Marievale cousins accuse SANDF soldiers of assault

“The soldiers kept kicking them so badly we thought they would kill them”, says witness

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 15 October 2019
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Four years later, no sign of water in these Pietermaritzburg taps

Maqongqo water project has never worked and the municipality has again broken its promise to fix the situation

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 October 2019