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Artists accuse by-law of stifling cultural life in Cape Town

“Only those with significant financial resources are able to comply fairly easily with the bylaw process”

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 July 2019
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Massive protests needed to change PRASA

UNTU has the right idea; the execution needs work

By GroundUp Editors - 30 July 2019
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Company leaves R164 million housing project unfinished

No houses for some, unfinished houses for others in Mdantsane RDP project

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and GroundUp Staff - 30 July 2019
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After 25 years of waiting for government, Ncwadi erupts in protests

“Now that we are doing what other communities are doing, police shoot at us. Protesting is the last option but we had no choice.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 July 2019
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Masiphumelele fire leaves over 1,000 homeless

One person killed, but body burnt so badly that their sex cannot be determined

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 July 2019
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Ten families living in the open after 35 households evicted in Nigel

Elderly widow evicted from her home of 35 years

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 29 July 2019
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Somalian shops in Khayelitsha looted after shooting

“It was no longer about the shooting anymore but hatred towards us Somalians” says shop owner

By Velani Ludidi - 29 July 2019
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Attitudes towards land occupations have to change, say researchers

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has released a series of reports on informal settlements

By Velani Ludidi - 29 July 2019
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Ambitious plans underway for homegrown South African climate change model

“We should not just sit and wait for others to bring us solutions. We should be part of the solution.”

By Tony Carnie - 29 July 2019
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Activists highlight how state capture affects everyday life

Collapse of Metrorail and policing is hurting poor people

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 28 July 2019
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Auditor-General scathing about Gauteng’s management of Alexandra project

Testimony given on last day of final sitting of SAHRC inquiry

By Zoë Postman - 27 July 2019

Low turnout to Metrorail protests

“Passengers are accosted by criminals on the trains. Our employees are being threatened at gunpoint and assaulted. We can’t continue under these conditions.”

By GroundUp Staff - 26 July 2019
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New Masiphumelele taxi rank open at last

The rank has stood unused since its completion in May

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 July 2019
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Landmark silicosis settlement made order of court

“This agreement can never make full redress for the loss and harm suffered by gold mine workers and their families and communities over the last 100 years,” says judge

By Tania Broughton - 26 July 2019
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Man set alight in scuffle over municipal tender

Small business owner Vuyani Zinto says a ward committee member poured petrol over him when he tried to stop a fencing and flooring project

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 26 July 2019
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Students demand to know where their NSFAS allowances are

Eastcape Midlands College says it “strictly adheres to NSFAS bursary rules and guidelines”

By Lucas Nowicki - 26 July 2019