Articles for Lucas Nowicki

12 years after a court ordered it, government plans to build a special needs school

Eastern Cape education department’s plan commits to building permanent school by 2027

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News | 4 July 2022

Despite rain, Makana municipality still cannot provide water consistently

Makhanda communities have had water shedding and cuts for over a year now

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News | 4 April 2022

Court orders Eastern Cape education department to deliver all textbooks by end of March

Judge says failure to deliver violates the Constitution

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Brief | 16 March 2022

Court to get education department to deliver textbooks

The department blames “unprecedented budget shortfalls” for the delay

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News | 4 March 2022

Shack dwellers accuse municipality of breaking promise to build houses

Msunduzi Municipality mayor says they’re doing what they can to ensure families live in better conditions

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News | 22 February 2022

Makhanda community take City to court over poor waste management

“Our homes smell like sewage and rubbish” says resident

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News | 30 October 2020

Rain brings no end to Makhanda water crisis

Dilapidated infrastructure to blame for water cuts

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News | 6 October 2020

Luyolo land claimants to wait another three years for housing project

“For years people showed us plans for housing then disappeared without anything being done. Many of us had lost hope”

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News | 27 July 2020

Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across South Africa

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs

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News | 22 July 2020

Homes demolished as storm hits Cape Town

Five shacks in Vrygrond were demolished on a rainy Thursday afternoon

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News | 11 July 2020

Community Chest houses homeless group in its office for winter

City of Cape Town says Culemborg shelter will be completed by end of June

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News | 22 June 2020

In photos: Cape Town flooded

The city has been hit by hail, lightning, thunder and heavy rain since Wednesday

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Photo Essay | 11 June 2020

Homeless sleep outside “incomplete” City shelter

City says group living outside the Culemborg shelter site is hampering its completion

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News | 5 June 2020

Strandfontein homeless site closes

City says Culemborg site will accommodate 96 of the estimated 180 homeless people now living under the overpass

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Brief | 25 May 2020

High Court gives Makana Municipality tongue-lashing over attempt to appeal landmark verdict

Judge says government “ought to be hanging their heads in shame”

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Brief | 22 May 2020

Covid-19 concerns at homeless camp after officers test positive

Up to a week after being tested, dozens of people staying at the City of Cape Town’s Strandontein camp don’t have their results

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News | 1 May 2020