Articles by Liezl Human

Hundreds making use of SASSA’s new online booking portal for disability grants

But activists remain sceptical on whether it will alleviate the overburdened process for all vulnerable beneficiaries

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21 June 2021

Youth Day sailing programme teaches more than just sailing

Young people from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg get out on the water

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16 June 2021

SASSA call centre capacity has improved

The agency has upped its helpline answer rate from 30% to 79%

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10 June 2021

Activist accused of harassment agrees to apologise to Robertson farmers

Farmer says in court papers he may have suffered “economic harm” because of the activist

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7 June 2021

SARS backtracks on controversial disability proposal

Plan to revoke tax relief for special needs school fees shelved

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2 June 2021

Tax blow for parents of children with special needs

SARS proposes that parents should no longer claim tax relief for special needs school fees

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2 June 2021

Highveld air won’t be fixed by a court order, argues minister

State makes its case in “Deadly Air” court drama

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18 May 2021

“The air we breathe is killing us”: “Deadly Air” case finally goes to High Court

Environmental organisations want the government to compel coal mining companies to stop polluting communities on the Highveld

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17 May 2021

Dlamini finally pays R650,000 owed in legal costs

The former Minister of Social Development was ordered to personally pay the Black Sash Trust and Freedom Under Law

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13 May 2021

Video: Sleeping rough to get a grant

People sleep outside a SASSA office through the night hoping they will be served the next day

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11 May 2021

IPID finds “no misconduct” in using a water cannon on SASSA beneficiaries

Western Cape legislature says IPID report “disgraceful”

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7 May 2021

Labour Minister promises action against farmers

Dozens of farm workers complain of difficulties accessing UIF during Covid-19 lockdown

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7 May 2021

Long queues at post offices as activists picket for Covid-19 grant extension

”I do not even have money to go back home if I don’t get paid today. I am hungry” says hopeful beneficiary

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30 April 2021

Last-minute call to extend Covid-19 grant

Grant due to end on 30 April

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29 April 2021

Woodstock Hospital occupants and City of Cape Town reach court settlement

Occupants agree to be surveyed by City and legal team

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22 April 2021

UCT fire: students tell how they grabbed textbooks and laptops and fled

“Some people didn’t have shoes on, others ran out in pyjamas”

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21 April 2021