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Minister promises to finalise District Six restitution plan in August

Two decades later, District Six claimants still have no idea when they’re going to receive restitution

By Kristine Liao - 17 May 2019
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These children have to step over electricity cables to get to school

“A time bomb waiting to explode”

By Joseph Chirume - 17 May 2019
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Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

Department has to process 150,000 appeals

By Zoë Postman - 16 May 2019
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Lottery admits it’s investigating projects it defended

Department of Trade and Industry ordered investigation, but Lottery spins a different story

By Raymond Joseph - 16 May 2019
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Norris Phaswana was left to fend for his family at 15. Today he is a successful trader

“I am able to educate and provide food for my family from this business”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 16 May 2019
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Informal settlements to be “made liveable”, Alexandra inquiry hears

Gauteng to provide services to land occupiers rather than evicting them

By Zoë Postman - 15 May 2019
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Hostel residents barricade Pietermaritzburg streets

Protest follows Tuesday’s march to city hall

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 May 2019
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KwaNobuhle residents demand their share of Uitenhage budget

Mayor promises 80% of capital spending will go to poor areas

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 May 2019
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City of Johannesburg can’t cope with Alexandra land occupations, inquiry told

“We do demolish but it is impossible to go there every day” says manager

By Zoë Postman - 14 May 2019
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Parents close school, want principal fired

“Do they want a child to drown in one of those pit toilets?”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 May 2019
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Taps have been dry for five years in Eastern Cape village

Amathole District Municipality cannot deliver more water

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 14 May 2019
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“We are tired of being a charity township” Alexandra inquiry told

Residents call for probe into renewal Project

By Zoë Postman - 13 May 2019
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Farm workers in Grabouw strike for R250 per day

Oak Valley Estate says it complies with National Minimum Wage Act

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 May 2019
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Rocks, teargas in Pietermaritzburg protest

Imbali residents fed up with electricity and sewerage failures

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 May 2019
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Gugulethu backyarders make community hall their home

Occupiers hope to benefit from new housing project, but it’s not certain they will

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 May 2019
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Probe into fraud and corruption at National Lotteries Commission

Trade and Industry minister Rob Davies orders investigation

By Raymond Joseph - 13 May 2019