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Families queue to get electricity reconnected

Relatives of deceased account holders must re-apply for benefits, says Nelson Mandela Bay municipality

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 16 January 2020
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Parents of child who died on Makana playground want compensation from municipality

“We have been complaining for years about the dangers of that playground”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 16 January 2020
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PRASA boss offers new turnaround strategy

“We have heard this all before, a nightmarish sense of déjà vu” says #UniteBehind

By Zoë Postman - 15 January 2020
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Bus strike paralyses Port Elizabeth

Company and municipality blame each other for late payment of workers

By Joseph Chirume - 14 January 2020
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Diary of a Metrorail kid

The daily gamble with commuters’ time

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2020
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We are living with the dead, say Cookhouse residents

Families complain graves are too close to their houses

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 14 January 2020
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Gugulethu residents accuse taxi drivers of crime

Avanza private car taxi operators accused of rape and robbery

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 January 2020
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Nightmare start to 2020 for thousands of Cape Town commuters

Khayelitsha bus and train services still suspended

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Tariro Washinyira - 13 January 2020
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From street child to open water athlete

Thabiso Molefi ran away from home at 14. Five years later he swam from Robben Island to Blouberg

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 January 2020
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Clinic closes to most patients after burglary

Kuyasa clinic usually treats about 400 patients per day

By Vincent Lali - 10 January 2020
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Municipality silent on hijacked houses in Nelson Mandela Bay

Report shows nearly one in five houses in Missionvale project are not occupied by rightful owner

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 9 January 2020
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“We had no idea he couldn’t walk” claims shop owner who refused access to child in wheelchair

But child’s mom hits back in Equality Court papers

By Barbara Maregele - 9 January 2020
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Residents point fingers at municipality after children poisoned on dumpsite

Motherwell families say rubbish is not collected and there is nowhere for children to play

By Joseph Chirume - 7 January 2020
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Neighbour saves children from burning shack

“He heard little voices coming from the inside”

By Musa Binda - 7 January 2020
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Grim life of families living in “Little Zimbabwe”

“I came to South Africa thinking that l would find greener pastures but things haven’t been easy”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 18 December 2019
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Huge West Coast wind project generates strongly opposing views

The 140MW Boulders Wind Farm will consist of 45 turbines standing 165m high

By John Yeld - 18 December 2019