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How government officials spend public money on extravagant cars

Deputy Minister asked Treasury to approve a R1.1m car with a sun roof
By Kirsten Pearson - 17 May 2019
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Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August

Two decades later, District Six claimants still have no idea when they’re going to receive restitution

By Kristine Liao - 17 May 2019
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Tragedy strikes Khumalo’s Everest team

And other essential news of the day

By the.news.letter - 17 May 2019
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GROUNDVIEW: Goldman Sachs thinks we’ve got a future - but who’s Goldman Sachs again?

Investment bank to expand in South Africa

By GroundUp Editors - 17 May 2019
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Chief Justice’s office spent R114 million on travel. We asked why

Interview with Judiciary’s spokesperson

By GroundUp Staff - 17 May 2019
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“Our taps have been running dry for years” says Pietermaritzburg resident

Msunduzi deputy mayor Thobani Zuma promised to send water tankers which had not yet arrived by Friday morning

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 May 2019
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These children have to step over electricity cables to get to school

“A time bomb waiting to explode”

By Joseph Chirume - 17 May 2019
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Drug epidemic overloads state social workers

They make a big difference to people’s lives but the work is tough

By Barbara Maregele - 17 May 2019
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Solid waste workers demand permanent jobs in Durban

Contractors march through city centre

By Musa Binda - 16 May 2019
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SA woman’s landmark Everest summit

And other essential news of the day

By the.news.letter - 16 May 2019
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Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda

The organisation says government will be paying about R10 million to companies for work it did

By Lucas Nowicki - 16 May 2019
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Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

Department has to process 150,000 appeals

By Zoë Postman - 16 May 2019
Thousands of learners in Kraaifontein protest again overcrowding

Thousands of learners protest in Kraaifontein

Frustration with overcrowded classrooms

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 May 2019
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Fisantekraal residents unhappy with quality of RDP houses

They demand the Public Protector intervenes

By Vincent Lali - 16 May 2019
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Burst drain goes unfixed for three weeks in Durban neighbourhood

Stagnant water causes terrible smell and increase in flies

By Musa Binda - 16 May 2019
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Learners and teachers shut down overcrowded Kraaifontein school

“I battle to check whether all 70 learners [in my class] have done their homework” says teacher

By Vincent Lali - 16 May 2019