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Non-profit organisations call for head of Social Development to resign

Protesters say their organisations are falling apart because of a lack of funding

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 8 November 2019
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Former inmate tells court he thought of killing himself after prison beating

Xolani Zulu is one of five current and former inmates suing the state for alleged assault and torture

By Zoë Postman - 7 November 2019
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Refugee leaders refuse help from civil society organisations

Chances of resettlement are dismal, but leaders of group staying at church in centre of Cape Town persist with demand

By Madison Yauger - 7 November 2019
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Vygieskraal fire victims want to go home

Over 60 people have been sheltering for three weeks at a community hall in Athlone

By Tariro Washinyira - 7 November 2019
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Prison inmate tells court about beating at Leeuwkop prison

Xolani Zulu is among five inmates suing Correctional Services

By Zoë Postman - 6 November 2019
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Parents close down Port Elizabeth school

Protesters demand better infrastructure and security

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 November 2019
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Doctor testifies on severity of prisoners’ injuries

Inmates are suing Correctional Services for assault and torture

By Zoë Postman - 5 November 2019
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Extinction Rebellion targets Africa Oil Week conference

Climate activists in hazmat suits mopped up “blood” in protest over fossil fuels

By Madison Yauger - 5 November 2019
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Old mortuary becomes a home for the living

“Some people call us crazy … but it’s home, sweet home”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 5 November 2019
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Court hears of alleged assault and torture of prisoners

Doctor testifies that injuries were severe

By Zoë Postman - 4 November 2019
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Lottery hides its beneficiaries following corruption exposés

Minister Ebrahim Patel still failing to answer questions

By Raymond Joseph - 4 November 2019
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Rugby unites all in Siya Kolisi’s hometown

Thousands gathered in Zwide stadium to watch the Springboks win the World Cup

By Joseph Chirume, Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 2 November 2019
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Douglasdale police accused of negligence by woman who was assaulted by her husband

Eight days in hospital but police “didn’t show concern”

By Madison Yauger - 1 November 2019
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GroundUp reporter threatened at school

Investigation into corruption annoys teachers

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 November 2019
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Refugees in limbo after eviction at UNHCR

Asylum seekers find refuge at the Central Methodist Church

By Madison Yauger and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 1 November 2019
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Protesters call halt to home allocations in Eerste River

People who received title deeds in 2016 say they will stop new arrivals moving into Forest Village

By Vincent Lali - 31 October 2019