Makhanda residents resort to drinking water from an old air valve chamber

“I have never seen something like this in my life. People drinking dirty water like animals” says resident

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26 February 2021

Zimbabwean couple demand gay rights

Yet having fled Zimbabwe, they face “corrupt, homophobic and xenophobic” Home Affairs in South Africa, says NGO

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26 February 2021

Parents make desperate plea for placement, but schools are full

More than 8,600 Western Cape learners have not yet found places

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26 February 2021

Butterworth residents promised houses in 2008 won’t see them any time soon

Formed in 1986, Yako informal settlement still has no services

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26 February 2021

Dire water situation in Port Alfred

Ndlambe Municipality hopes a reverse osmosis plant will bring relief at end of March

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26 February 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine looks excellent for South Africa in first published detailed analysis

Concern raised about missed production target, but Professor Glenda Gray says it’s a well-oiled company and they know what they have to do

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25 February 2021

Labour Court orders PRASA to reinstate fired exec

Rail agency’s actions “shockingly malicious and inhumane” says judge

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25 February 2021

Ladismith cheese workers demonstrate in solidarity with farm workers

Factory workers demand action against farmer

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25 February 2021

At least two arrested during standoff between police and SAFTU in Cape Town

Hundreds picket on Wednesday over mass retrenchments, wage freezes and budget cuts among other things

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24 February 2021

Appointment process of new Lottery board chair restarts

Minister Patel extends tenure of acting chair despite objections

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24 February 2021

Swifambo’s Mashaba defies Zondo Commission

Zondo orders criminal charges to be laid, warns of legal chaos

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24 February 2021

Chaos erupts at Gqeberha taxi ranks over Covid-19 funds

Taxi association blames labour department for divulging payment information to drivers

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24 February 2021

Water outage in Makhanda sparks protest

Municipality says problem at pump station will take a week to fix

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24 February 2021

Learners doorstop Eastern Cape Premier and MEC to complain about school conditions

Mabuyane promises to make sure officials are sent to the schools to assess the problems

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24 February 2021

Covid-19 drives children as young as four onto the street to earn

“I have to help my mother so she can buy food” says nine-year-old

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24 February 2021

Judgment reserved in Drakenstein emergency housing case

Court was “left to speculate” about the municipality’s emergency housing plan, argues advocate

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23 February 2021