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Learner killed on Cape Town Metrorail

Simo Maninginingi Kwepe was hit by a train on Friday morning

By Kristine Liao - 15 April 2019
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IN PHOTOS: Zimbabweans struggle to recover from Cyclone Idai

Crops have been destroyed. And where houses once stood there are now rocks

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 15 April 2019
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Metrorail’s collapse costs those that need it most

“If I take the train and arrive at 11am, the boss can fire me”

By Lucas Nowicki - 15 April 2019
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“We hope we will be the last generation of waste pickers to face these difficulties”

Government releases guidelines for municipalities to integrate Informal waste pickers into the economy

By Zoë Postman - 15 April 2019
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Immigrant-owned shop saved by residents, later looted

Owner says this is the fourth time since 2007 he has had to flee. Police stretched to the limit

By Velani Ludidi - 12 April 2019
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Immigrant-owned shops ransacked in Strand

Residents blame land occupiers, but occupiers deny involvement

By Velani Ludidi - 12 April 2019
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Communicare leadership cleared of corruption allegations

Social housing company releases findings of investigation and dismisses staff members

By Kristine Liao - 12 April 2019
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Greenmarket Square not what it used to be, say traders

Although almost every available stall space is taken, traders say business has been dropping year after year

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 April 2019
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Eastern Cape immigrant shop owners say they pay for protection from “xenophobia”

Last week immigrant-owned shops in Cofimvaba were shut down for a day by SANCO

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 12 April 2019
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Villagers use sheep shed while brand new community hall stands unused

Eight months after completion, Eastern Cape community waits for “official opening”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 12 April 2019
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Nzimande has high hopes for PRASA turnaround

“I am confident that with this decisive intervention, we will very soon begin to see changes and improvements”

By Kristine Liao - 11 April 2019
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Water protests disrupt Khayelitsha

City says it met residents and addressed their concerns the night before the unrest

By Vincent Lali - 11 April 2019
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Farm workers accuse Department of Labour of neglect

Eastern Cape workers slam government for failing to uphold labour laws

By Joseph Chirume - 11 April 2019
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Villagers want authorities to build a wall to divide them

Residents in Zitha and Sicamba in the Eastern Cape have been feuding since last year

By Sibahle Siqathule - 11 April 2019
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First shacks demolished in Strand land occupation

Land occupiers clash with Red Ants and police

By Velani Ludidi - 11 April 2019
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Disease haunts Mpumalanga coal town

“The blasting happens every day and you can feel the houses shaking”

By Ciaran Ryan - 11 April 2019