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Education Minister opposes Equal Education court case

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has filed a notice to oppose Equal Education’s (EE) court case for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 April 2012

Rats, robbers and foul smells: Life on the Island

Residents of Island in Khayelitsha TR section have been terrorised by rats for more than a decade. Situated between a highway and a blocked drainage canal, the residents also have to deal with the stench that comes from the canal which is infested with mosquitoes.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 20 April 2012

Company’s HIV treatment claim condemned

Clinicians and AIDS workers have condemned Imuniti Holdings for claims it is making about its nutritional supplements. Henry Stassen, from Edge to Edge Investments, which distributes for Imuniti, says the company manufactures a nutritional pack that eradicates HIV.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 19 April 2012

Maitland Home Affairs’ scary toilets

When GroundUp journalists visited Maitland Home Affairs, they noticed clients and their children struggling to hop into the portable toilets to avoid the stagnant water surrounding them.

Tariro Washinyira - 19 April 2012

Khayelitsha’s kid gangsters

“We are fighting for our freedom, our freedom to go anywhere we want to go in Khayelitsha,” says Latinyo, an 18-year-old grade 12 learner from Khayelitsha's H-section. He has been involved in gangs since the age of 12 and says he has lost count of how many murders he has committed.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 April 2012

Home Affairs office turns away asylum seekers because it runs out of paper

The Maitland office of Home Affairs is turning away asylum seekers daily because it is running out of paper.

Veronica Washaya - 17 April 2012

Disgruntled asylum seekers protest at Maitland Home Affairs

Hundreds of disgruntled asylum seekers, who have been turned away for several months without assistance, demonstrated on Friday at the Maitland Home Affairs premises.

Tariro Washinyira - 17 April 2012

Cape Town’s informal rubbish dumps

The rubbish stacked against the wall of Gugulethu's NY132 stadium has grown to the point that residents are unable to walk on the pavement.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 April 2012