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Taps run dry in Bethal for non-payment of Rand Water bill

Local businesses and residents have come to the rescue of the town residents

By Ciaran Ryan - 18 January 2019
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Cato Crest residents battle continuous demolitions

“All of my son’s school books have been burnt, books that I had bought with my last cents. What will I tell him? Where will he even sleep?”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 18 January 2019
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Belhar school houses overspill of learners in a tent

The no-fee school is battling to raise the tent’s R10,000 rental fee for next month

By Thembela Ntongana - 18 January 2019
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Path Out of Poverty success story dreams of becoming a teacher

“I can see how other children struggle to reach their dreams and I want to help them get there”

By Aidan Jones - 18 January 2019
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Zimbabweans in Cape Town protest against state crackdown

“I would like to know if Emmerson Mnangagwa uses bond notes to book his air tickets and accommodation?”

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 January 2019
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Cape Town school reopens amid battle with education department over closure

Cape High Court ordered the school to remain open pending the outcome of a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling

By Barbara Maregele - 17 January 2019
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Cape Town’s strained transport service for disabled people

City confirms that Dial-a-Ride is “oversubscribed”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 17 January 2019
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Unemployed, poor and desperate: the perfect prey for con-artists

“I was lucky to get work after paying before, but this time my money is gone for mahala”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 January 2019
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Kumba Iron Ore demolishes Dingleton hostel

Residents losing long battle to stay in abandoned town

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 January 2019
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Learners have to stand during lessons

Pietermaritzburg school needs 25 more classrooms, says principal

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 16 January 2019
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TVET students block off campus

Students in Pietermaritzburg protest at closure of hostels

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 January 2019
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Showdown with Herman Mashaba looms over housing court order

Municipality has missed deadline to find accommodation for Hillbrow residents, but Johannesburg official says backlog is the fault of past administrations

By Zoë Postman - 15 January 2019
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Families still without electricity, four years after fire

No electricity can be installed in wetlands, says City of Cape Town

By Thembela Ntongana - 15 January 2019
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SGB shuts down school after dispute with principal

Learners want the school reopened

By Peter Luhanga - 14 January 2019
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Sign language included as a subject for matric exam

Victory for deaf learners, says Dominican School for the Deaf

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2019
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“No-fee” schools turn away children who can’t pay

One mother told to pay for her child’s chair

By Cally Ballack - 14 January 2019