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Mortuary workers return to work after arrests

“We are declaring a big war with the Department of Health,” says union

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 December 2018
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More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town’s southern suburbs are on wetlands

Residents sceptical at briefing by project managers

By Barbara Maregele - 12 December 2018
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We hope it won’t just be a decoration, says resident as temporary Nyanga police station opened

Minister silent on permanent station promised for 2023

By Thembela Ntongana - 12 December 2018
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Shack dwellers lose their Christmas savings in Khayelitsha fire

Cash, documents, clothes and furniture destroyed and over 100 people left homeless

By Vincent Lali - 11 December 2018
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“My cousin was stabbed to death this year … My friend’s uncle was shot seven times”

Minister promises new police station and anti-gang unit for northern areas of Port Elizabeth

By Joseph Chirume - 11 December 2018
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“Tell us how you get high”

World’s largest drug survey wants to hear from drug users across the planet

By Elsabé Brits - 11 December 2018
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Shack dwellers ask City to share cost of janitors

Toilets donated to community of Siyangena are kept clean by residents

By Bernard Chiguvare - 11 December 2018
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Mortuary employees arrested for defying court order to end go-slow

NEHAWU commits to supporting workers, who will appear in court on Tuesday

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 December 2018
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Parkwood residents “losing hope” of receiving social housing

Ward councillor says project’s steering committee will report back this week

By Barbara Maregele - 10 December 2018
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Housing allocation “chaos” in Umlazi

eThekwini Municipality admits “confusion” over who benefitted from housing project

By Nomfundo Xolo - 10 December 2018
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Strikers barricade mortuary

Workers’ issues remain unresolved at Fort Napier Medico Legal Mortuary in Pietermaritzburg

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 December 2018
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People robbed of ARVs because of whoonga myth

No ingredients in ARVs help people get high

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 7 December 2018
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Westlake township residents get water one hour a day, while affluent neigbours have normal supply

Residents have to get up at 4am to get a small amount of water

By Cally Ballack - 6 December 2018
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Workers barred from picketing at Dis-Chem

Company claims historic victory in Labour Court; four workers arrested

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 December 2018
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N2 Highway: communities were not consulted, court told

Department of Environmental Affairs accused of unfair procedure

By Zoë Postman - 5 December 2018
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Housing activists remove their shacks from inner city prime land

Court order brings housing protest in Cape Town CBD to an abrupt end on Tuesday night

By Daneel Knoetze - 5 December 2018