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Covid-19: New UIF provisions may help workers

But labour lawyer has his doubts and the Fund is “inundated with enquiries from businesses”

By Steve Kretzmann - 23 March 2020
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How a Cape Town group is helping neighbourhoods fight Covid-19

As confirmed cases pass 400, we all need to do our part

By Liezl Human - 23 March 2020
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Dozens of families spend night outside amid ongoing evictions

“They left us with nothing. I don’t know where I will go now” says Khayelitsha occupier

By Vincent Lali - 23 March 2020
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Covid-19: Circumcision schools suspended in Eastern Cape

Teams sent to Chris Hani, Komani, OR Tambo and Port St John’s to “rescue boys” in illegal schools, says Provincial Chair of House of Traditional leaders

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 March 2020
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Human Rights Commission asked to look at farm job losses and evictions

Seasonal farm worker says she was dismissed without full pay and told: “It’s because of the virus”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 23 March 2020
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Covid-19: Housing activists call for halt to evictions

“The current business as usual response … does not consider the communicable nature of Covid-19”

By Zoë Postman - 21 March 2020
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Christiaan Barnard Memorial wasn’t ready to accept Covid-19 patient

Woman is now being treated in Groote Schuur

By James Stent - 20 March 2020
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“If employers tell domestic workers to stay home, they must still get paid” says union

Department of Labour says provisions are being made to safeguard employees forced to take leave amid Covid-19 fears

By Marecia Damons - 20 March 2020
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PE community leaders blame mayco member for failed relocation

MMC for Human Settlements Andile Mfunda under fire but standing firm

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 March 2020
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Limpopo villagers fear shopping mall will take their water

The Magangeni community want the traditional council to sink boreholes for the village

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 March 2020
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Glebelands Eight Trial: Witness says R160,000 raised for hitman

William Mthembu and Thokozani Machi, known as the “big fishes” at Glebelands hostel, were murdered in 2015

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 March 2020
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Tensions high in informal settlement after child is electrocuted

Riemvasmaak residents plan action after the funeral of Royden Plaatjies

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 19 March 2020
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Covid-19: Here’s what occupations in Cape Town are doing in response to the pandemic

Woodstock Hospital is well prepared, but occupiers at Central Methodist Church and Helen Bowden Nurses Home are at great risk

By James Stent - 19 March 2020
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Money collected from Glebelands residents was used to fund violence, says witness

Court visits scene of alleged murder

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 March 2020
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Dysfunctional Compensation Fund leaves medical professionals “out of pocket”

“Doctors can’t give you a service without payment”

By Liezl Human - 18 March 2020
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Race to clear foster care backlog before November

Department of Social Development’s backlog still huge as new deadline looms

By Karabo Mafolo - 18 March 2020