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The village where women can’t afford to report rape

Nearest police station is 120 kilometres away
By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 23 September 2019
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The dangerous trade of the coal hunter

Stealing coal from goods trains to make a living

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 September 2019
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Family losing hope of finding body of informal gold miner

Witness Manono died in April in Witbank

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 September 2019
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South Africans come out in support of #ClimateStrike

“You’ll die of old age. I’ll die of climate change”

By Sandisiwe Shoba, Zoë Postman, Thamsanqa Mbovane and Masixole Feni - 20 September 2019
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Homeless people ask judge to find Dan Plato and JP Smith in contempt of court

They allege that City of Cape Town officials have confiscated their private property in violation of a court order

By Raymond Joseph - 20 September 2019
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Uitenhage workers and students complain about college and union

But Eastcape Midlands College denies allegations

By Joseph Chirume - 20 September 2019
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Vhembe municipality leaves broken sewerage pipe for six months

Filthy water flowing into the river

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 September 2019
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Hope for HIV vaccine being tested in South Africa

While it’s too soon to be confident, a vaccine originally tested in Thailand has shown promising early results

By Elsabé Brits - 20 September 2019
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Glebelands witness denies involvement in murder

Trial adjourned to next year

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 September 2019
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Children protest against gang violence after learners killed in Elsie’s River

“We are fed up! Enough is enough!”

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 20 September 2019
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Skwatsha agrees not to move more families onto Stellenbosch farm

Court to rule on status of Die Akker evictees next month

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 20 September 2019
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Kirkwood residents fume while municipality and province blame each other for lack of housing

I have never lived in a proper house, says Xoliswa Ntsilathana

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 September 2019
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Women-only train carriage proposal derailed

PRASA appears to have abandoned plan to set aside carriages for women and children

By Drew Wayland and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 September 2019
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Completed in 2014, this police station has never been used

Villagers battle crime while new police station stands empty

By Sana Mabena - 20 September 2019
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Coal mine next to game reserve faces legal challenge

Pietermaritzburg judge grants leave to appeal to environmental groups

By Fred Kockott - 19 September 2019
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Lottery whistleblower pays a high price

But evidence supports his allegations

By Raymond Joseph - 19 September 2019