Brief

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IPID records six alleged killings by police in first week of lockdown

IPID is also investigating 13 complaints related to shootings and 14 assault cases

By Daneel Knoetze - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: ANCYL shuts down supermarket saying it lacked protective gear for workers

Police arrest one of the ANCYL group

By Elna Schütz - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Clinic staff serve patients through a fence in Uitenhage

NEHAWU concerned about lack of patient confidentiality being exercised by staff

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 April 2020
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Pothole of gold at the end of the rainbow

Children earn money directing cars around potholes hidden by a flooded road in Bethelsdorp

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Dambuza youth donate groceries to locked down street hawkers

“If I don’t go out and work that means going to bed hungry. I now have food,” says vendor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police close shop because owner could not colour print trading permit

“Where am I supposed to find a place to print it when all the internet stores are closed?”

By Lucas Nowicki - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: School bodies halt plan to house Gauteng’s homeless

The department says 30 schools with hostels would be used as shelters

By Zoë Postman - 1 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police arrest shopkeeper for trading without a permit

Shop was selling food and is exempt under disaster regulations

By Lucas Nowicki - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: Premier Mabuyane witnesses huge queues for social grants

“Our biggest concern is when the virus reaches rural areas and townships”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Busy roads, long queues and children playing in the streets of Port Elizabeth

Pensioners queue among mass of shoppers to collect social grants

By Joseph Chirume and Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Homeless people in Muizenberg are afraid and anxious

“No one has talked to us about the virus. We don’t know what it can do to us. All we know is that you must wash your hands.”

By Lucas Nowicki - 27 March 2020
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Covid-19: Some sex workers move online as SA heads into lockdown

SWEAT and Sonke call for fast-tracking of law reform and decriminalisation of sex work

By Karabo Mafolo - 27 March 2020
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Illegal dumping site stinks in Mfuleni

Residents want wheelie bins, bin bags and regular garbage collection

By Vincent Lali - 27 March 2020
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Raw sewage flowing since October from broken pipe in PE

Residents say they have repeatedly reported the issue, but municipal workers never come

By Joseph Chirume - 24 March 2020
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Judge who chaired PRASA board to face tribunal

“We are satisfied that the allegations against her are very serious” says Chief Justice

By Liezl Human - 23 March 2020
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Residents vow to fight for services at funeral for boy killed by illegal electricity connection

Angry mourners defy government’s ban on gatherings of more than 100 people

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 March 2020