Brief

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Parents start imaginative project to stop children playing on dumpsite

“Some children developed rashes all over their bodies after playing with the rubbish”

By Joseph Chirume - 29 October 2018
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New Rail Enforcement Unit officers will be armed

All three levels of government co-operate in latest effort to protect Cape Town’s train commuters

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Phathiswa Shushwana - 29 October 2018
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Firefighters protest in Cape Town

“We seek nothing other than getting paid for the hours we work,” says union leader

By Vincent Lali - 26 October 2018
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Former Ekurhuleni workers demand mayor make good on his promise of jobs

The group protested as a motion of no confidence in Mayor Mzwandile Masina was being debated

By Zoë Postman - 26 October 2018
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Cofimvaba’s R2 million traders’ stalls are empty after five years

Vendors say they can’t afford to buy R82 permits from the municipality

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 26 October 2018
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Rubbish uncollected for months in Port Elizabeth

Ward 58 councillor Mendiswa Makunga (ANC) stops assistant giving her phone number to GroundUp

By Joseph Chirume - 25 October 2018
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NEHAWU threatens to “close” Eastern Cape

Union says provincial health department is dysfunctional

By Chris Gilili - 25 October 2018
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MyCiTi bus drivers released on bail

The strikers were arrested on Tuesday for defying a court order

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 October 2018
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Kosovo fire victims slowly rebuild their lives

City of Cape Town fire kits supplied to 98% of those affected

By Bernard Chiguvare - 24 October 2018
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Metrorail commuter files assault charge

Passenger says ticket checkers and guards punched him when he entered the wrong carriage

By Bernard Chiguvare - 23 October 2018
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Toilets unserviced for five years in East London

Residents say 200 people use two working toilets and one communal tap

By Chris Gilili - 22 October 2018
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Strike in Ngcobo put on hold after two weeks

86 casual workers are demanding permanent positions

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 22 October 2018
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Eastern Cape villagers must wait two months or walk miles to clinics

With only three mobile clinics to serve 93 places in Intsika Yethu, weekly visits are not possible

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 19 October 2018
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Workers stand in solidarity with MyCiTi bus strikers

Brett Herron criticises unprotected strike

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 October 2018
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Gang violence forces temporary shutdown of clinic in Port Elizabeth

Police secure the area

By Joseph Chirume - 18 October 2018
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At last a foster care grant for Newcastle family

Uncle’s year-long wait is over

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 18 October 2018