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Two years after landmark silicosis settlement, no one has been paid

Tshiamiso Trust says terms were only reached in late 2019 and Covid-19 has delayed the process

By James Stent - 20 July 2020

Hijacked organisation gets millions in Lottery grants

Police demand proof before accepting criminal complaint

By Raymond Joseph - 22 June 2020

Living with cancer during Covid-19

A breast cancer patient shares her lockdown experience

By James Stent - 5 June 2020

Mounting pressure on families holding out against coal mine expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down”

By Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh - 3 June 2020
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Coca-Cola and Cape Town’s sweetheart Day Zero deal

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it

By Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph - 8 May 2020
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Covid-19: Police watchdog investigation of first lockdown death reveals deep flaws

“How can they say that he just dropped dead?” asks his stepdaughter after witnesses describe how Petrus Miggels was beaten by police

By Daneel Knoetze - 29 April 2020
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Covid-19: South Africa is racing to produce the masks needed to fight the virus

After a slow start, production has been ramped up

By Raymond Joseph - 22 April 2020
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Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats

Civil society network feeding more than 1,300 children in Lavender Hill and surrounds

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Brenton Geach. - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: A view from the townships

GroundUp’s reporters describe what they see

By GroundUp Staff - 16 April 2020
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Covid-19: Court decision is a heavy blow to waste-pickers’ hopes

Recyclers are not essential services during lockdown, court rules

By Jamaine Krige - 15 April 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown creates ripe pickings for corrupt police

Revealed: A staggering range of police corruption

By Daneel Knoetze - 15 April 2020
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Housing backlog exceeds half a million in Western Cape

City and Province’s housing demand drive adds 10,000 more to the database

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 March 2020
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Huge church accused of scamming members

Former members of Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance Ministries say the money they invested has disappeared

By Tariro Washinyira - 25 March 2020
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How the Lottery funded an R8.5 million Facebook page

Director of Harmonica Jazz Foundation was a member of a National Lotteries Commission distributing agency

By Liezl Human - 16 March 2020
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Zibsifusion: a case study of Lottery corruption

Toilets were promised to schools with pit latrines, but never delivered

By Anton van Zyl - 3 March 2020
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The Lottery and the missing minstrel museum

Six years ago the Lottery gave R13 million for a museum which still does not exist

By Raymond Joseph - 21 February 2020