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“The struggle for work in East London is hell”

Unemployed men wait on the side of the road for work

By Chris Gilili - 12 November 2018
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MyCiTi workers continue to strike as buses are burnt

Taxi bosses have started defending buses in Milnerton

By Peter Luhanga - 9 November 2018
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Metrorail is bad enough if you can see: it’s worse if you’re blind

Blind commuters recount their daily battles on the trains

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 November 2018
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Simon’s Town shack dwellers’ long wait for housing

Nowethu Ngxangana has been living in Redhill for more than 25 years

By Thembela Ntongana - 9 November 2018
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Khayelitsha hospital employees accuse management of intimidation

“When we come to work we want to deliver clinical services. … we do not go to work to be fighting labour related matters”

By Thembela Ntongana - 8 November 2018
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Madikizela blames Salt River social housing delay on Herron

Housing activists protest outside DA press conference

By Kelly Vinett - 8 November 2018
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MPs relieved after SASSA briefing on social grant payments

But Black Sash says important issues were not addressed

By Aidan Jones - 8 November 2018
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Photographer demands his photo of Mandela back from UCT

Paul Weinberg is furious that his famous photo of Mandela voting has been linked to institutional racism

By Saam Niami Jalinous - 7 November 2018
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Why did the City of Cape Town delay social housing in Salt River?

Brett Herron and DA councillors trade accusations

By Kelly Vinett - 7 November 2018
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Shack dwellers evicted from Langa for N2 Gateway project

Joe Slovo residents watch as their shacks are demolished

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Sophia Wilhelm - 7 November 2018
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Derelict Home Affairs office in Atlantis shut down by Department of Labour

Building, where toilets didn’t work and fire escapes were blocked, was reopened this week

By Peter Luhanga - 7 November 2018
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“We are only good for votes” say Cato Crest families

Residents face more evictions in their new community

By Nomfundo Xolo - 6 November 2018
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Ramaphosa announces gang task force for Hanover Park

“We must give jobs to the gangsters. It’s not all about the violence” retorts resident

By Saam Niami Jalinous - 2 November 2018
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Knysna fire victims blame slow response for tragedy

SANParks manager says gale force winds made the situation untenable

By Joseph Chirume - 2 November 2018
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Brett Herron and JP Smith in war of words over social housing

Mayco member Brett Herron resigns from DA and city council

By Thembela Ntongana and Kelly Vinett - 1 November 2018
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Heineken strike leaders fear dismissal

Brewery workers want better conditions and to be insourced

By Zoë Postman and Saam Niami Jalinous - 1 November 2018