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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
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How do we reduce shack fires?

City’s poorest residents use both insurance and technology to fight fires

By Tessa Knight and Candy Chan - 10 September 2019
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Msunduzi River spill: Small farmers worried they will not be compensated for “losses”

Fund set up to assist with cleanup

By Mlu Mdletshe - 28 August 2019
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Eyewitnesses describe police beating a man who had a mental disability

IPID appears not to have interviewed key witnesses

By Vincent Lali - 13 August 2019
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Lottery-funded rehab centre unfinished after two years

#DodgyLottery part four: R17 million has been spent on Kuruman facility

By Raymond Joseph - 12 August 2019
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The Lottery-funded library with empty shelves

#DodgyLottery part three: R20 million has been spent on the Credo Mutwa Museum and Library, with very little to show for it

By Raymond Joseph - 7 August 2019
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Kuruman’s unfinished R23 million old age home

#DodgyLottery part two: The National Lotteries Commission has denied that companies linked to its COO are involved. We present evidence to the contrary.

By Raymond Joseph - 5 August 2019
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Conflicts of interest and incomplete projects: How Lottery money is being spent

#DodgyLottery part one: National Lotteries Commission COO Phillemon Letwaba linked to controversial grants

By Raymond Joseph - 1 August 2019