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Residents burn down Alra Park police station

Claims of race discrimination in housing allocation

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 March 2019
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Midrand crèche has community support but needs cash

An informal early childhood development centre has closed due to a lack of funds

By Zoë Postman - 25 March 2019
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Refugee children turned away by Cape schools

Immigrant parents battle red tape to get their kids in school

By Tariro Washinyira - 22 March 2019
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Pietermaritzburg community gripped by fear as witnesses and police are murdered

“These murders are done by people who are known”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 March 2019
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Human Rights Day protesters demand better housing

Activist calls for investigation into EThekwini Municipality officials, while in Cape Town Reclaim the City occupied a golf course

By Musa Binda and GroundUp Staff - 21 March 2019
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Protesters extort cash and goods from immigrant shopkeepers

“I always give them two litres of paraffin for burning tyres during protests”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 21 March 2019
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Cape Flats residents protest for houses

Protesters demanded to see MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela, and then burnt tyres when he did not address them

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 March 2019
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Radical new housing deal proposed to break apartheid barriers

City of Cape Town could use its golf courses and bowling greens for low cost housing, says report

By Steve Kretzmann - 20 March 2019
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Names drawn from a bucket for KZN roads work

Residents demanded fair allocation of work on Newcastle contract

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 20 March 2019
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Fix our roads, demand Pietermaritzburg residents

Taxi operators and bus drivers join residents in closing roads

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 March 2019
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Frustrated by lack of services, shack dwellers block Baden Powell Drive

“The City will never help us until we protest.”

By Vincent Lali - 18 March 2019
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Masiphumelele shack dwellers threaten to occupy land if City doesn’t give dates for new houses

Plato blames De Lille for making promises to community. De Lille says: “He’s talking nonsense.”

By Ella Ndongeni and GroundUp Staff - 18 March 2019
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Australian mining manager drops defamation claims against journalist

“I have always prided myself in writing objective and truthful articles” says Tossie Beukes

By John Yeld - 18 March 2019
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Living beside an open sewer in Port Elizabeth

“Raw sewage pops out of the ground … It eventually overflows into the house”

By Joseph Chirume - 18 March 2019
Grade 11 pupil Zenile Ngcame of Masiphumelele High School, raises her fist during a protest for climate change outside Parliament in Cape Town.

South African youths march for action against climate change

#ClimateStrike protests held across the world

By Ashraf Hendricks, Zoë Postman and Musa Binda - 15 March 2019
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Cape Town shack dwellers march for RDP houses

“As long as each family has a tap, a toilet, and a box of electricity, we will be happy.”

By Vincent Lali - 15 March 2019