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Police officers march to Parliament

Protesters say they have been overlooked for promotions

By Ashraf Hendricks - 19 March 2019
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Fix our roads, demand Pietermaritzburg residents

Taxi operators and bus drivers join residents in closing roads

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 March 2019
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Lottery gives out more money to associates of controversial lawyer

R20m awarded to companies linked to Lesley Ramulifho whose other project is under investigation

By Raymond Joseph - 19 March 2019
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Cape Town women’s group pools money to build houses

It’s a stokvel with a difference

By Velani Ludidi - 19 March 2019
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Frustrated by lack of services, shack dwellers block Baden Powell Drive

“The City will never help us until we protest.”

By Vincent Lali - 18 March 2019
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Masiphumelele shack dwellers threaten to occupy land if City doesn’t give dates for new houses

Plato blames De Lille for making promises to community. De Lille says: “He’s talking nonsense.”

By Ella Ndongeni and GroundUp Staff - 18 March 2019
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Australian mining manager drops defamation claims against journalist

“I have always prided myself in writing objective and truthful articles” says Tossie Beukes

By John Yeld - 18 March 2019
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Living beside an open sewer in Port Elizabeth

“Raw sewage pops out of the ground … It eventually overflows into the house”

By Joseph Chirume - 18 March 2019
Grade 11 pupil Zenile Ngcame of Masiphumelele High School, raises her fist during a protest for climate change outside Parliament in Cape Town.

South African youths march for action against climate change

#ClimateStrike protests held across the world

By Ashraf Hendricks, Zoë Postman and Musa Binda - 15 March 2019
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Cape Town shack dwellers march for RDP houses

“As long as each family has a tap, a toilet, and a box of electricity, we will be happy.”

By Vincent Lali - 15 March 2019
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Quack claims about oxygen treatment are dangerous

Charlatans exploit patients for financial gain, say doctors

By Natasha Bolognesi - 15 March 2019
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Life in Woodstock Hospital

An abandoned state-owned property has become home to over 700 people

By Sebastian Moronell - 15 March 2019
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Ten eviction attempts but land occupiers rebuild in Tembisa

“I was in shock. I didn’t expect them to be so brutal”

By Zoë Postman - 15 March 2019
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Cape Town’s iconic murals

The city has beautiful public art depicting the life and ideals of its residents

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 14 March 2019
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SANDF refuses to re-accommodate immigrants it evicted in Marievale

“They want to break my family apart,” says evictee

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 14 March 2019
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Traditional affairs office burnt down in KZN

“Barbaric act” believed to be by land occupiers angry over government crackdown, says MEC

By Musa Binda - 14 March 2019