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South Africans come out in support of #ClimateStrike

“You’ll die of old age. I’ll die of climate change”

By Sandisiwe Shoba, Zoë Postman, Thamsanqa Mbovane and Masixole Feni - 20 September 2019
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Children protest against gang violence after learners killed in Elsie’s River

“We are fed up! Enough is enough!”

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 20 September 2019
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Skwatsha agrees not to move more families onto Stellenbosch farm

Court to rule on status of Die Akker evictees next month

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 20 September 2019
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Kirkwood residents fume while municipality and province blame each other for lack of housing

I have never lived in a proper house, says Xoliswa Ntsilathana

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 September 2019
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Completed in 2014, this police station has never been used

Villagers battle crime while new police station stands empty

By Sana Mabena - 20 September 2019
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Coal mine next to game reserve faces legal challenge

Pietermaritzburg judge grants leave to appeal to environmental groups

By Fred Kockott - 19 September 2019
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89,000 children’s foster care grants at risk

Government promises to meet November deadline, but MPs are sceptical

By Barbara Maregele - 19 September 2019
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Tender dispute disrupts City of Cape Town’s waste recycling

City still to appoint managers of drop-off facilities

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 September 2019

Glebelands: blood on an oil bottle shows accused was at murder scene

Blood sample identifies Bhekukwazi Mdweshu

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 September 2019
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Oak Valley: employers and employees argue over court jurisdiction

Workers want their plea for better housing heard in the Equality Court

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 September 2019
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Bonteheuwel women fight auction of their garden

Residents say they weren’t consulted about the sale, while city councillor encourages them to bid for the property

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 17 September 2019
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Witness tells of plan to murder competitor at Glebelands hostel

He also describes murder of Siniko Ncayiyana

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 September 2019
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Call for forensic investigation into farm worker equity schemes

Mcebisi Skwatsha promises to set up a task team

By Barbara Maregele - 16 September 2019
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Protesters call for plan to transform Johannesburg’s hostels

Coalition marches against xenophobia

By Zoë Postman - 16 September 2019
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Services delayed, inaccessible after wave of protests in Motherwell

“This has definitely affected development in the ward” says councillor

By Joseph Chirume - 16 September 2019
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Confusion over land ownership leaves Butterworth residents in limbo

Hundreds of families without services for 12 years

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 16 September 2019