Articles by Kristine Liao

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One third of domestic workers are still not registered for UIF

Employers cite problems with uFiling system

By Kristine Liao - 13 June 2019
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Khayelitsha school plans to cut water bill by R50,000 a month

Design collective seeks to establish urban farms and sustainable infrastructure at township schools

By Kristine Liao - 12 June 2019
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KZN district is beating the HIV epidemic

Eshowe has reached UN targets a year ahead of schedule

By Kristine Liao - 12 June 2019
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Medscheme workers end strike

Compromise on performance bonus budget of R19 million

By Kristine Liao - 3 June 2019
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Medscheme workers strike over bonus payment

NEHAWU has refused Medscheme’s proposal to distribute R14.7 million among its more than 4,000 employees nationally.

By Kristine Liao - 30 May 2019
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Last minute reprieve for Khayelitsha dogs

Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s appeal for help gets positive response across city

By Kristine Liao - 23 May 2019
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Garden for psychiatric patients struggles to find funding

Lentegeur Market Garden may not make it through the year

By Kristine Liao and Katherine Liu - 21 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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40% of Metrorail trains are out-of-service

And only half the rest have the standard 12 carriages

By Kristine Liao - 16 May 2019
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Desalination plant ends contract with City of Cape Town

Waterfront’s dirty sea water causes dispute that is heading to court

By Kristine Liao - 15 May 2019
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Dirty sea water brings Cape Town desalination plant to a halt

Desalination plant contractor said water was “40 times dirtier” than expected

By Kristine Liao - 6 May 2019
Zanele Tasana spends her working day cleaning at a lodge in Observatory. Photo: Kristine Liao

Workers’ Day: Cleaner dreams of running her own business

Zanele Tasana loves her work but wants to make more money for her grandchildren

By Katherine Liu and Kristine Liao - 1 May 2019
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Deadline for families facing eviction from Noordhoek land

Landowner Judy Sole offered each family R35,000

By Kristine Liao - 30 April 2019
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Judge lodges complaint against judge

Judge Tuchten raised questions about Judge Makhubele’s role in a PRASA dispute. Now she accuses him of racism

By Kristine Liao - 30 April 2019
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More people now qualify for legal aid

Substantial changes made to means testing to account for inflation and the rising cost of living

By Kristine Liao - 29 April 2019
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Train arson suspect in court on Wednesday

Western Cape has increased its available train sets from 39 in December 2018 to 56 currently

By Barbara Maregele, Kristine Liao and Tariro Washinyira - 23 April 2019