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Hospital in dire straits after Eastern Cape Health Department fails to pay contractors

Refurbishment ground to a halt at the hospital when the department ran out of money. Union threatens to down tools

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 25 February 2020
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Small organisation fights pollution in Cape Town rivers

New app for short-term cleaning contracts to be released in April

By Liezl Human - 25 February 2020
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IPID should focus on worst criminal cops, says expert report

By its own admission, the police watchdog does not have the resources to properly investigate all the cases in its workload

By Daneel Knoetze - 25 February 2020
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Judges award punitive cost order against PRASA for delay in multi-billion rand Siyangena case

#UniteBehind calls for PRASA’s Administrator to be held liable for part of the legal fees

By Elna Schütz - 24 February 2020
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Abahlali marches in support of land expropriation

“We want government to give us title deeds for the land that we are already occupying”

By Nokulunga Majola - 24 February 2020
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Not safe to go to the toilet

Residents of Kliprand informal settlement have opted for the bucket system because gangs target people using communal toilets at night

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 24 February 2020
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Vandals make drought worse in Graaff-Reinet

Taps ran dry last year for thousands of residents in drought-stricken town

By Joseph Chirume - 24 February 2020
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Protest theatre comes to the Waterfront

Cry of the Xcluded is a campaign against unemployment

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 February 2020
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Parow residents burn down suspected drug houses

This followed the accused appearing in the Tazne Van Wyk murder and kidnapping trial

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 February 2020
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Violent protests in PE over failure to relocate shack dwellers

“The residents have been flooded with empty promises by human settlements officials” says ward councillor

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 21 February 2020
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The Lottery and the missing minstrel museum

Six years ago the Lottery gave R13 million for a museum which still does not exist

By Raymond Joseph - 21 February 2020
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Our children are not safe at school, picketers tell Western Cape Premier

Equal Education activists picketed Alan Winde’s state of the province address in Mitchells Plain

By Vincent Lali - 21 February 2020
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“Every day I fear for my life” says train driver

Stephanus Louw was stabbed and attacked by three men armed with knives

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 February 2020
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COSATU demands government and PRASA fix Metrorail

Hundreds marched in Cape Town on Thursday

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 February 2020
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Province raps City’s knuckles over state of rivers

Water quality results “disturbing” says MEC

By Steve Kretzmann - 20 February 2020
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Greenmarket Square traders want protesting refugees removed

“We have lost five months of business” says trader

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 February 2020