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Rubbish piles up outside expensive dump site

Motherwell residents say the hill is too steep to climb with a wheelie bin

By Joseph Chirume - 3 July 2019
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PRASA executive fired after internal probe

Company secretary dismissed; chief strategy officer suspended

By Ashraf Hendricks - 2 July 2019
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Child-headed household faces bleak future

Siyanda Nyovane is head of his household and lives in a shack. The 19-year-old has kept himself and his younger brother in school for years

By Ella Ndongeni - 2 July 2019
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Refugees wait for months in Musina for temporary permits

About 200 refugees are crowded into four tents at a church shelter

By Bernard Chiguvare - 2 July 2019
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Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

“When it rains, it’s trouble. Guys are falling all the time.”

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 2 July 2019
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Electricity restored to Pietermaritzburg township after months of power cuts

Eskom installed a new transformer in the area in June

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 1 July 2019
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Billions in mining royalties intended for the poor squandered, stolen or diverted

Corruption Watch report finds revised Mining Charter isn’t working

By Ciaran Ryan - 1 July 2019
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South African fruit hawkers chase away Zimbabwean competitors

“I want to survive like them. They must leave me alone,” says fruit seller in Port Elizabeth

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 1 July 2019
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Residents burn rubbish because it doesn’t get collected

“It’s like they forgot about us,” says resident in East London informal settlement

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 July 2019
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No water, no toilets, no electricity in Qandu-qandu

Thousands in Khayelitsha informal settlement hope and wait for basic services

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 1 July 2019
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Court interdicts Ekurhuleni from reblocking informal settlement

City will appeal the court order affecting Vusimuzi in Tembisa

By Zoë Postman - 28 June 2019
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Equal Education pickets outside Eastern Cape State of the Province address

EE wants R4.3 million saved at this year’s official opening of the legislature to be allocated to fixing schools

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 June 2019
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Growthpoint loses court case against Reclaim the City

Judge refuses application for final interdict against occupation of controversial land

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 28 June 2019
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Port Elizabeth residents close ANC ward councillor’s office

“We cannot accept the closure of my office. The office is owned by the community,” says councillor

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 June 2019
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“Everytime I look at these wires, I remember how my grandson died,” says East London grandmother

A number of people have been electrocuted in Amalinda Forest informal settlement in the past three years

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 June 2019
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Somerset West residents will get long awaited pedestrian bridge

School children from Garden Village cross the busy N2 in peak traffic

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 June 2019