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Silver lining to Dusi pollution calamity?

Durban-Pietermaritzburg river pollution is a microcosm of nationwide water pollution control failures

By Tony Carnie - 14 November 2019
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“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising

“We are getting to a point where we will definitely see another strike soon”

By Barbara Maregele - 11 November 2019
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Climate change plagues Western Cape agriculture

Farmers in Oudtshoorn estimate the drought has lost them billions of rands

By Madison Yauger - 6 November 2019
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How to buy your dream house using public money

Documents show that Lottopreneur Lesley Ramulifho used at least R5 million from a Lottery grant to pay for his luxury Pretoria house

By Raymond Joseph - 31 October 2019
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A day in the life of a municipal sewerage worker

“When I started I had to fight off nausea”

By Peter Luhanga - 28 October 2019
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Soweto’s girls and boys play competitive soccer together

“My teammates treat me with respect and dignity. I’ve never felt harassed or experienced any form of violence and abuse.”

By Mosa Damane - 24 October 2019
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How a lawyer used a Lottery-funded project as his personal ATM

Lesley Ramulifho paid for fancy restaurants, high-end interior decor and work on a Porsche using money meant for a drug rehab

By Raymond Joseph - 22 October 2019
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“People feel betrayed”: small-scale dagga growers fear exclusion from legal trade

Part two in a series on the Pondoland dagga growers

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 14 October 2019
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The trials and joys of travelling in overloaded malaichas to Zimbabwe

The minibus taxis with their trailers filled with goods offer a glimmer of hope for desperate people trying to make a living

By Bernard Chiguvare - 10 October 2019
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Viewfinder: IPID’s cover-up of police brutality in SA

Public records, government data, whistleblowers and victim testimony have converged to show how crimes by police officers have not been investigated properly

By Daneel Knoetze - 7 October 2019
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City lawyers tell activist organisation to stop helping 80-year-old man facing eviction

Eviction of Kenneth Blaine escalates ideological battle between local government and Reclaim the City

By Steve Kretzmann - 7 October 2019
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Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers

Part one in a two-part series on the Pondoland dagga growers

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 4 October 2019
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Township residents occupy city old age home

CPOA says it intended to upgrade Observatory building, but new residents say they will not move

By Moira Levy and Ashraf Hendricks - 1 October 2019
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Cape Town tennis academy is changing lives - and making champions

“People were hesitant to fund something like kids playing tennis when there might be so many other pressing problems in South Africa”

By Drew Wayland - 30 September 2019
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Cape Town’s rivers are open streams of sewage, yet the City is not spending its budget

Water in the Black River is as dirty as untreated sewage

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 September 2019
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Lottery whistleblower pays a high price

But evidence supports his allegations

By Raymond Joseph - 19 September 2019