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Residents and municipality blame each other after child electrocuted

Nine-year-old stepped on wires from illegal electricity connection

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 10 December 2019
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Pietermaritzburg fire leaves 164 people homeless

“Our clothes and food went up in flames”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 December 2019
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Cautious welcome for Mbalula’s shock PRASA announcement

Commuter groups hope to see action

By Zoë Postman - 9 December 2019
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No justice for Khayelitsha woman, raped while taking a nap

Activists say they were horrified to see accused walking around the court’s waiting area

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 December 2019
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Agreement on new nature reserve for the West Coast

After more than a decade of lobbying, Olifants River estuary to be protected

By John Yeld - 9 December 2019
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Top Lottery executives coin it

R19 million a year paid to seven people

By Roxanne Joseph and Nompumelelo Mtsweni - 9 December 2019
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Refugees join homeless for Christmas lunch event

Ladles of Love apologises to homeless as food runs out during event

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 December 2019
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Nelson Mandela Bay admits to “serious infrastructure problems”

Communities have been complaining of recurring blockages and overflowing sewage

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 December 2019
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Mystery Limpopo outfit gets multi-million rand Lottery contract for old age home in Mpumalanga

Facility, which is unfinished after two years, is in Lottery COO’s village

By Raymond Joseph - 6 December 2019
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Families living in classrooms for 18 years to be relocated

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says they will be moved in January

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 December 2019
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Help, my eviction date is tomorrow and I don’t know what to do!

If you don’t prepare, you might find yourself and your belongings on the street

By Shaun Russell - 6 December 2019
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Court rules that child offenders, victims and witnesses may not be named - even in adulthood

Parliament given 24 months to correct Criminal Procedure Act

By Tania Broughton - 5 December 2019
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Extinction Rebellion urges Environment Minister to declare climate emergency

“This is the time for you to act”, Creecy told

By Madison Yauger - 5 December 2019
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Mbalula a no-show at meeting with #UniteBehind

“Commuting to and from work has become a matter of life and death” says commuter activist group

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 December 2019
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Government must do more than talk about the water crisis

The solution for the Sekhukhune District Municipality’s waterless villages is obvious

By Ariella Scher - 5 December 2019
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Pietermaritzburg families burying their loved ones at home as cemeteries fill up

Municipality now using pathways in cemetery for graves

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 December 2019