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Children’s book aims to give learners hope during the Covid-19 pandemic

More than 25,000 learners on the Cape Flats participate in the launch of Yola and the Trusted Crown for International Literacy Day

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

8 September 2021

Informal waste reclaimers get World Wildlife Fund award

But the African Reclaimers Organisation says they have still not been integrated into the City of Johannesburg’s waste management plan

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8 September 2021

Users must check if a taxi is safe, insists Transport MEC after crash at Parliament

Taxi in which several children were injured was overloaded, unroadworthy and unlicensed, and the driver had no licence either

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8 September 2021

PRASA blames Covid-19 and vandalism for collapsing East London train service

Some stations GroundUp visited were derelict

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7 September 2021

Taps run dry as water crisis deepens in Makhanda

“The recent rains haven’t had the desired impact on our dams” says municipality

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7 September 2021

Cape Town’s emergency housing programme is unconstitutional, says court

Judge tells City to find housing in the inner city for Bromwell Street families

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7 September 2021

Lack of clean water in Hammanskraal is a violation of rights, says SAHRC

Families say they can’t drink the brown and slimy water coming out of their taps

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7 September 2021

Water tests show dangerous levels of bacteria in Zandvlei, Zeekoevlei, and Rietvlei

Months after vleis closed, City makes results public

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6 September 2021

City of Cape Town defends its demolition of Green Point tent camp in court

Ndifuna Ukwazi says City by-laws cannot be allowed to trump constitutional rights

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6 September 2021

Mayor promises probe into shoddily built Johannesburg flats

Residents say previous attempts to get the City or developers to fix defects have been futile

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6 September 2021

Everyone agrees that Vrygrond needs a police station. But nothing happens

Activists want to know why they don’t have a station when a R100 million proposal to revamp Muizenberg police station was abandoned

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6 September 2021

Hanover Park residents fed up waiting for title deeds

Newfields Village families frustrated with Cape Town Community Housing Company’s “wheels turning slowly”

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3 September 2021

Baby drowns in tub filled with water from leaking shack

Khayelitsha residents demand better living conditions

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2 September 2021

Busiswa Pikinini has no hands, no feet - and no house

The 27-year-old is one of those hoping for housing in Khayelitsha’s informal settlements

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2 September 2021

MyCiTi N2 route to open again early next year, promises new Cape Town transport chief

Mayco member for transport Roberto Quintas wants commuters to be “spoilt for choice”

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1 September 2021