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East London community warned to remove illegal connections by Monday

Cuba residents have been protesting since Tuesday in a bid to stop the power utility from disconnecting them

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 5 June 2020

Covid-19: To get inside SASSA offices you must sleep outside, says grant applicant

People are bringing chairs and tents and staying all night so that they can get their grants

By Ashraf Hendricks and Zoë Postman - 5 June 2020

“We are not evicting the residents, we are relocating them” says councillor

Human rights lawyer condemns “forceful and unlawful” evictions by SANDF

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 5 June 2020

Homeless sleep outside “incomplete” City shelter

City says group living outside the Culemborg shelter site is hampering its completion

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 5 June 2020

“A bridge for my sweetheart”

Amos Khumalo built a footbridge for his community in Soweto

By Mosa Damane - 5 June 2020

Swartland police fire rubber bullets and teargas at shack dwellers

Silvertown residents are demanding basic municipal services

By Peter Luhanga - 4 June 2020

Life in a shack when you’re in a wheelchair

Every day Nonceba Siyobi sits in the doorway of her home hoping a passerby will help her to the nearest toilet

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 June 2020

Covid-19: Union accused of “storming” hospital, putting staff and patients at risk

NEHAWU concerned about safety protocols at Kirkwood psychiatric hospital

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 4 June 2020

Shack dwellers’ vegetable co-operative funds new toilets, masks and sanitisers

Vegetable gardens have changed life in Durban informal settlement

By Nokulunga Majola - 4 June 2020

“We want to love the police, but they don’t want to love or respect us”

Picket held outside Parliament in solidarity with US protests against police brutality

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 June 2020

KZN scrambling to get school with no toilets and water ready for learners

KZN education MEC says infrastructure problems at Insika High could be resolved soon

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 June 2020

NPA declines to prosecute Lottery looter

This is a civil matter, says state advocate

By Raymond Joseph - 3 June 2020

Covid-19: Bank accused of freezing asylum seekers’ accounts during lockdown

Refugees can’t renew permits because offices are closed

By Tariro Washinyira - 3 June 2020

“Our people cannot be treated like napkins”: public works programme challenged in court

Johannesburg Expanded Public Works Programme workers want to be made permanent

By Elna Schütz - 2 June 2020

Dunoon explodes after shacks demolished

Former backyarders torch vehicles

By Peter Luhanga - 2 June 2020

Why is our relocation not taken as seriously as Covid-19, asks informal settlement leader

“Normal relocations will resume when things have gone back to normal” says PE councillor

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 1 June 2020