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Border War veterans fall through the cracks of reconciliation

“32 Battalion raped our women. They killed our brothers and sisters. It’s painful living with the legacy of their oppression.”

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 19 November 2018
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32 Battalion veterans left in limbo in forgotten military town

Pomfret is in decline and its 3,000 Portuguese speaking residents face an uncertain future

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 14 November 2018
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Fisheries department rots from the top

A factional war lays bare a culture of corruption

By Kimon de Greef - 12 November 2018
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Police accused of torturing suspects in murder case

Men who “confessed” under torture were later acquitted in court

By Phathiswa Shushwana - 8 November 2018
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“Mommy mommy, they just shot Dylan!”

Dylan Pelton, a teenage victim of Bonteheuwel’s gang violence, would have turned 20 on 5 November

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 November 2018
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Rape trials are long, expensive and difficult

Frequent postponements are frustrating and emotionally draining for both the accused and accuser

By Kelly Vinett and Saam Niami Jalinous - 31 October 2018
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New leaked reports show why train security has collapsed

Roy Moodley implicated in deals worth over R300 million

By Aidan Jones - 30 October 2018
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Wrongfully convicted men struggle to get compensation

“The state arrested me unlawfully and they don’t care about how my life is affected”

By Aidan Jones - 9 October 2018
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They were forcibly removed under apartheid. Now they want their land back. But it’s occupied.

And a planned mega-housing project also stands in their way

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 8 October 2018
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Lottery money goes to waste as school falls apart

R28.3 million handed over to a boxing promoter with no experience in construction

By Kaizer Nengovhela and Raymond Joseph - 5 October 2018

Samuel Nndwambi’s murder conviction was overturned. But only after he spent 12 years in prison

He says he can never forgive the state

By Aidan Jones - 2 October 2018
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Zwelitsha shack-dwellers are building their own toilets and roads

Settlement not a priority, says City of Cape Town

By Vincent Lali - 14 September 2018
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No justice for assassinated Abahlali activists

Investigating officer claimed no knowledge of S’fiso Ngcobo’s case, hung up the phone, and blocked our number

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 12 September 2018
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“I called the police many times but they never came”

What victims and perpetrators of Soweto’s xenophobic violence say

By Mosa Damane - 10 September 2018
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We will not be intimidated, says Abahlali leader

Activists defy persistent threats in KZN

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 5 September 2018
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Puppets bring the dangers of drugs to life

Ukwanda Puppet Collective on school tour

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 August 2018