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Covid-19: PE taxis impounded in wildcat strike

Taxi operators demand compensation for reduced income, others massively hike fares

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: “We can’t stay inside when we have no toilets”

Lockdown meaningless in Dunoon informal settlements

By Peter Luhanga - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: “People thought it was a normal holiday” says Boland community activist

Daily challenges, such as access to water, just got bigger in rural Western Cape

By Barbara Maregele - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: Emergency workers refuse to attend to patient until they get proper equipment

Eight employees face disciplinary charges

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: eThekwini accused of defying ban on evictions

All evictions suspended by government

By Athalie Crawford and Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 March 2020
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“Scandal-ridden” Lottery chairperson to serve extra year

Alfred Nevhutanda will keep his position until November

By Karabo Mafolo - 30 March 2020
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Municipal officials suspended amid allegations of “selling RDP houses”

Residents still living in shacks are billed for houses they have never seen

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 30 March 2020
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Hundreds of incomplete RDP homes left to rot

National and provincial human settlements departments say NU29 housing project is responsibility of the municipality

By Joseph Chirume - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Police shut immigrant-owned spaza shops after Minister’s xenophobic statement

Open shops for us to buy locally and obey lockdown, say township residents

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 March 2020
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“Our entire livelihoods are coming to a standstill” says waste picker

Informal sector workers’ plea to be included in UIF provisions during the lockdown

By Zoë Postman - 27 March 2020
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ANC members accused of selling land for illegal occupation

Angered community leader responds by selling sites for just R1

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 March 2020
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Academics raise alarm over by-law restricting water testing

The City says research in its nature reserves is allowed but only with permission

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 March 2020
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Informal settlement residents demand water ahead of lockdown

“Everybody says that the most vulnerable will be protected but what has the government done to make sure the most vulnerable have access to water?”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 March 2020
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Why is PRASA still trying to buy trains that can’t be used?

The too-tall AFRO4000 locomotive rears its head again

By James Stent - 26 March 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don’t know how they will make it through the next 21 days

By Ashraf Hendricks - 26 March 2020
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Our living conditions deserve the same attention as Coronavirus, say angry shackdwellers

Roads blocked, buses set alight in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 March 2020