Brief

Sexual offences cases are being withdrawn due to DNA processing backlog

Over 37,000 DNA specimens yet to be processed in the Western Cape alone

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26 October 2021

Municipality in breach of court order to clear dumpsites

Informal dumping sites were meant to have been cleaned up weeks ago

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26 October 2021

Equipment worth more than R6 million stolen from technical school in Gqeberha

Parents and learners demand the the department provide proper fencing around the school

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21 October 2021

Labour Minister promises “mobile office” to rural Limpopo villages

People are sleeping outside offices to avoid long queues

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20 October 2021

Steel federation says 6% wage increase offer is final

CEO says sector has lost over 50,000 jobs this year alone

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15 October 2021

Education department promises to fix “falling apart” school, but parents are sceptical

Community has little confidence left in the Limpopo education department which has to provide decent sanitation to nearly 1,500 schools

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15 October 2021

Bus transformed into mobile classroom for learners in Langa

The 42-seater Atlas Digibus has laptops, two teaching stations, and Wi-Fi for online teaching programmes like coding

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15 October 2021

Waiter who lost his job during lockdown now runs his own pizza takeaway

Takesure Ranjisi makes pizza and sells it from a container in Walmer township

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12 October 2021

Government to spend R5 million more on unused stadium

Meanwhile the community uses a patch of dirt to play football

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11 October 2021

Zandvlei opens for boating after sewage scare

But Rietvlei and Zeekoevlei are still closed

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5 October 2021

Activists to sue NPA over “false” arrest and imprisonment

Charges against Abahlali BaseMjondolo members were withdrawn on Monday

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5 October 2021

Hundreds block Malmesbury’s streets over “unaffordable” utility bills

Swartland municipality says its already written off more than R14.9 million in irrecoverable debt

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5 October 2021

Protesters accuse SASSA officials of bribery

They also demand improved Social Relief of Distress Grant application process

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4 October 2021

Murder charges dropped against activists after six months in prison

Abahlali BaseMjondolo says police and politicians are trying to silence them

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29 September 2021

Don’t close our little school, parents tell Eastern Cape education department

Department says the Addo school is no longer viable and plans to move the 30 learners to surrounding schools

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29 September 2021

13-year-old drowns on Makhanda construction site

Residents accuse municipality of negligence after Asanele Qomfo lost his life swimming in water from a damaged pipe

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28 September 2021