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Government’s multi-million rand filling station stands empty for years

Qamata chief vows it will not open until municipality acknowledges local land ownership

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 11 July 2019
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Police and developers blame each other for unlawful eviction

Land occupiers in Mayfield intend to bring contempt of court action

By Zoë Postman - 10 July 2019
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“They don’t want the world to know we exist” says Olympic Park resident

Residents of an informal settlement opposite Maitland Cemetery believe the City has neglected them

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 July 2019
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Home Affairs misses deadline for Cape Town refugee office, says LRC

“The non-responsiveness by Home Affairs left no room for us to engage with them”

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 July 2019
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Mother’s daily battle to get her four children to school 40km away

“I want my children to get an education and not end up as waste pickers like myself,” says Zodwa Malatji

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 July 2019
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Minister hears allegations against police after 11 murdered on weekend

Residents claim police are under resourced, corrupt, in cahoots with criminals, and that the station commander hasn’t been seen since 2018.

By Vincent Lali - 9 July 2019
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No shelters for Johannesburg’s homeless

City says 10,000 people are living on its streets, but it only funds one shelter

By Chris Gilili - 8 July 2019
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Khayelitsha lacks a proper sexual offences court

Survivors of rape need better support within the criminal justice system, say civil society organisations

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 July 2019
About 100 hundreds residents in Hanover Park block streets protesting against gang violence.

I’m fighting for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, says Hanover Park pensioner

Residents block off suburb to protest against gang violence

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 July 2019
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Emergency workers sit around all day because there are no ambulances

KZN’s broken ambulances: no help for people in emergencies and EMS personnel put in danger

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 July 2019
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Women and unemployed young men dodge trains to scavenge for coal

People hunt for coal that has fallen off trains along the Brakpan–Springs line

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 July 2019
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Woman has waited seven years in cold, leaking shack for builders to finish her RDP house

People’s Housing Process contractor went into liquidation, says City

By Vincent Lali - 3 July 2019
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Child-headed household faces bleak future

Siyanda Nyovane is head of his household and lives in a shack. The 19-year-old has kept himself and his younger brother in school for years

By Ella Ndongeni - 2 July 2019
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Refugees wait for months in Musina for temporary permits

About 200 refugees are crowded into four tents at a church shelter

By Bernard Chiguvare - 2 July 2019
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Billions in mining royalties intended for the poor squandered, stolen or diverted

Corruption Watch report finds revised Mining Charter isn’t working

By Ciaran Ryan - 1 July 2019
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Court interdicts Ekurhuleni from reblocking informal settlement

City will appeal the court order affecting Vusimuzi in Tembisa

By Zoë Postman - 28 June 2019