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Hospital in dire straits after Eastern Cape Health Department fails to pay contractors

Refurbishment ground to a halt at the hospital when the department ran out of money. Union threatens to down tools

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 25 February 2020
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Judges award punitive cost order against PRASA for delay in multi-billion rand Siyangena case

#UniteBehind calls for PRASA’s Administrator to be held liable for part of the legal fees

By Elna Schütz - 24 February 2020
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Abahlali marches in support of land expropriation

“We want government to give us title deeds for the land that we are already occupying”

By Nokulunga Majola - 24 February 2020
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Not safe to go to the toilet

Residents of Kliprand informal settlement have opted for the bucket system because gangs target people using communal toilets at night

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 24 February 2020
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Vandals make drought worse in Graaff-Reinet

Taps ran dry last year for thousands of residents in drought-stricken town

By Joseph Chirume - 24 February 2020
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Protest theatre comes to the Waterfront

Cry of the Xcluded is a campaign against unemployment

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 February 2020
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Violent protests in PE over failure to relocate shack dwellers

“The residents have been flooded with empty promises by human settlements officials” says ward councillor

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 21 February 2020
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COSATU demands government and PRASA fix Metrorail

Hundreds marched in Cape Town on Thursday

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 February 2020
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Province raps City’s knuckles over state of rivers

Water quality results “disturbing” says MEC

By Steve Kretzmann - 20 February 2020
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Greenmarket Square traders want protesting refugees removed

“We have lost five months of business” says trader

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 February 2020

Farm worker challenges authorities in court over housing

Municipality and province accused of not meeting constitutional obligations

By Barbara Maregele - 20 February 2020
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“The struggle against corruption is a struggle for human rights”

Civil society working group submits recommendations to Zondo Commission

By Liezl Human - 19 February 2020
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Mounting pressure on families living at PE school to relocate

Principal says occupation is a threat to the survival of his school

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 19 February 2020
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Angry Butterworth protesters send mayor away

Residents ask Premier to drink borehole water, but he refuses

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 19 February 2020
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Buffalo City College students boycott classes over unpaid NSFAS allowances

Student leaders say students are being evicted because they cannot pay rent

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 February 2020
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Court blocks development on Cape Flats Aquifer

City of Cape Town and provincial government told to consider new evidence

By Wilmien Wicomb - 19 February 2020