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Coal miner community shows the beautiful side of SA

Shafted by the Guptas, the people of Blinkpan, Mpumalanga have come together across race and class to help each other
By Ciaran Ryan - 18 January 2019
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Taps run dry in Bethal for non-payment of Rand Water bill

Local businesses and residents have come to the rescue of the town residents

By Ciaran Ryan - 18 January 2019
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Conveyor belt workers picket against payroll system

NUMSA says it is bringing in auditors and SARS to verify payments

By Joseph Chirume - 18 January 2019
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Cato Crest residents battle continuous demolitions

“All of my son’s school books have been burnt, books that I had bought with my last cents. What will I tell him? Where will he even sleep?”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 18 January 2019
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Belhar school houses overspill of learners in a tent

The no-fee school is battling to raise the tent’s R10,000 rental fee for next month

By Thembela Ntongana - 18 January 2019
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Path Out of Poverty success story dreams of becoming a teacher

“I can see how other children struggle to reach their dreams and I want to help them get there”

By Aidan Jones - 18 January 2019
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Thousands of learners still don’t have transport to school

Equal Education calls for change in funding

By Kim Reynolds - 18 January 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Is the education system improving?

Also: Dangers of election opportunism

By GroundUp Editors - 17 January 2019
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Zimbabweans in Cape Town protest against state crackdown

“I would like to know if Emmerson Mnangagwa uses bond notes to book his air tickets and accommodation?”

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 January 2019
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Cape Town school reopens amid battle with education department over closure

Cape High Court ordered the school to remain open pending the outcome of a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling

By Barbara Maregele - 17 January 2019
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Cape Town’s strained transport service for disabled people

City confirms that Dial-a-Ride is “oversubscribed”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 17 January 2019
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Unemployed, poor and desperate: the perfect prey for con-artists

“I was lucky to get work after paying before, but this time my money is gone for mahala”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 January 2019
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Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don’t treat tenants unfairly

Two Salt River families win cases against property owner

By Wilmien Wicomb - 17 January 2019
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Concourt takes compassionate approach to people who enter country unlawfully

Asylum delayed is not (necessarily) asylum denied

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 January 2019
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Kumba Iron Ore demolishes Dingleton hostel

Residents losing long battle to stay in abandoned town

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 January 2019
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IEC gives students opportunity to register after deadline

This will help out-of-town students to vote

By Lucas Nowicki - 16 January 2019