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North West schools call off week-long shutdown

Department promises to start constructing new school

By Mosima Rafapa - 17 February 2020
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Triumph for amateur cast at the opera house

Don’t Miss Your Turning Point received a standing ovation on Saturday night at Artscape

By Ashraf Hendricks - 17 February 2020
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Stand-off between Langa residents after tavern reopens

Owner accuses those opposing his business of being xenophobic

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 February 2020
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Raw sewage flows into Sundays River, possibly for years already

Municipality says mechanical and electrical failure causing spillage

By Joseph Chirume - 17 February 2020
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Prison officials explain Ramaphosa’s decision to reduce sentences

Officials ask Dunoon residents to accept ex-convicts back into society, as nearly 900 released from Pollsmoor

By Peter Luhanga - 17 February 2020
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PRASA vs Siyangena: #UniteBehind joins court case to force rail agency to fight for billions of rands

PRASA doesn’t even have a law firm to represent it in huge upcoming legal battle

By Liezl Human - 14 February 2020
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Equality Court orders shop to accommodate wheelchairs

“I want to give my son as full a life as I can, even if it means fighting so he can go to the shop like anyone else” says mother

By Barbara Maregele - 14 February 2020
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Parents shut down Eastern Cape school over teacher shortage

“It is almost seven years now encountering the same problem” says SGB

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 14 February 2020
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Protesters disrupt funeral procession for ANC councillor’s mother

Over 400 mourners were stopped on their way to Matanzima Cemetery, Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 14 February 2020
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Black women married under apartheid act win court victory

Judge rules that Black Administration Act marriages are, by default, in communion of property

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 14 February 2020
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Court increases compensation for Ekurhuleni workers from R6,000 to R24,000 each

Former participants in municipal job creation programme not given status of permanent employees

By Zoë Postman - 14 February 2020
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Taps ran dry four years ago in Pietermaritzburg neighbourhood

Residents depend on a water tanker

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 February 2020
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Khayelitsha schools demand security guards and metal detectors

Province says that it has allocated money for security; condemns protest during school hours

By Vincent Lali - 13 February 2020
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Soiled Milnerton lagoon cannot wait three years, says OUTA

Joe Slovo informal settlement needs proper sanitation and the Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works needs to be fixed

By Liezl Human - 13 February 2020
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Minister instructs schools to enrol undocumented children

Angie Motshekga has sent a circular to schools to comply with a ruling by the High Court

By Tariro Washinyira - 13 February 2020
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The human cost of South Africa’s unsecured lending explosion

There are examples in the world of responsible lending to poor people, but not here

By Malcolm Rees - 13 February 2020