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Bus shortage costs Polokwane commuters

“I earn R2,900 a month. Per week my transport fare is R420 using minibus taxis.”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 July 2019
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Loyiso Basso left gang life to open a restaurant

Mgoli’s corner in Khayelitsha has been running for two years

By Velani Ludidi - 17 July 2019
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Officials apologise for preventing prisoner from signing court papers

Mbalenhle Nkosi wants a laptop so he can study

By Zoë Postman - 17 July 2019
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Workers at security company demand union recognition

Asked for comment, Impact Loss Control threatened legal action

By Joseph Chirume - 16 July 2019
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Parents protest after school hit by spate of robberies

Education MEC laments increasing burglaries in Western Cape schools

By Velani Ludidi and GroundUp Staff - 16 July 2019
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Old Brakpan residents, removed under apartheid, demand land

“The houses we were allocated in Tsakane are low in value compared to land in Brakpan … It is only fair that we are returned”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 July 2019
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Grabouw farm worker strike ends after more than two months

But Oak Valley says union has not signed agreement

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 July 2019
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Taps run dry while broken pipe wastes water for a month

“Our government says we must look after water because of drought. But it seems they do not practise what they preach,” says Eastern Cape villager

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 16 July 2019
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PE councillor’s house burnt and vehicle sabotaged

Twelve people arrested for public violence and intimidation

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 July 2019
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Protesters blame corruption for lack of water in Umlazi

“We hear that the officials are benefiting from the water tankers”

By Musa Binda - 15 July 2019
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Masiphumelele’s R15-million new taxi rank cannot operate

City says taxi association has refused to sign a memorandum of agreement

By Ella Ndongeni - 15 July 2019
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State approves Tormin’s massive West Coast mining expansion

Environmental and activist groups appeal decision

By John Yeld - 15 July 2019
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Shelter supports City’s approach to homeless people

“Exemptions from the bylaw for homeless people will increase impunity and lead to worse social conditions on the street” says CEO of Haven Night Shelter

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 15 July 2019
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“The black poor majority on farms are feeling the rot of this system”

Farm workers and farm dwellers protest to demand rural reforms

By Joseph Chirume - 12 July 2019
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Abahlali leader blames government for baby’s death

Sbu Zikode says that Khwezi Mlingo would have survived if Cato Manor’s shacks had water and electricity

By Musa Binda - 12 July 2019
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PE residents stop street works to demand jobs

Municipality condemns disruption of service

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 July 2019