Articles by Laura Bratton

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Railway’s R1 billion accident and crime bill

Not enough security personnel to manage overcrowded trains and platform safety

By Laura Bratton - 23 November 2017
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Slow progress bringing new water to Cape Town

Seven million litres daily added to supply, but this is only 1% of consumption

By Laura Bratton - 16 November 2017
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Poor service leads to illegal water connections

Western Cape Water Caucus say the problem is widespread

By Laura Bratton - 8 November 2017
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Water crisis: it makes no difference to us, say residents of informal settlements

Cuts won’t affect households who get their water from standpipes anyway

By Laura Bratton - 6 November 2017
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Nohle drank steel wool and brandy to induce an abortion

How stigma drives an underground industry

By Laura Bratton - 26 October 2017

Dodgy liquor sold in townships

Labels do not conform with alcohol laws

By Laura Bratton - 23 October 2017
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Gugulethu residents fight eviction

Cape Town Community Housing Company says residents owe money

By Laura Bratton and Nomfundo Xolo - 9 October 2017
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Security guards fired after cables stolen while they were on duty

CCMA to hear case next month

By Laura Bratton - 21 September 2017
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UCT and five unions reach agreement

Second notice of strike by insourced workers withdrawn

By Laura Bratton - 14 September 2017
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UCT strike postponed

Union and management to meet

By Laura Bratton - 6 September 2017
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UCT workers to strike over working conditions

Students plan to shut down campus

By Laura Bratton - 5 September 2017
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Women farm workers protest labour law violations

Survey finds many earn below minimum wage

By Laura Bratton - 4 September 2017
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Court gives Steenvilla residents another chance

Evictees given additional time to apply for leave to appeal

By Laura Bratton, William Yoder and GroundUp Staff - 30 August 2017