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Public Protector lets PRASA off the hook

But Busisiwe Mkhwebane recommends Hawks investigate destruction of records

By Steve Kretzmann - 10 June 2019
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How expropriation without compensation works in Alexandra

A xenophobic mob is kicking people out of their homes

By Zoë Postman - 30 May 2019
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Limpopo’s forgotten schools and the Lottery’s expensive toilets

R10 million grant went to Gauteng company with no experience

By Anton van Zyl - 24 May 2019
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“A woman cannot just sit when her children have nothing to eat”

Hawkers sell mops and brooms on the streets of Brakpan

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 24 May 2019
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Stokvel women have become mashonisas

Pressure is on stokvel members to lend money at very high rates of interest

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 20 May 2019
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How government officials spend public money on extravagant cars

Deputy Minister asked Treasury to approve a R1.1m car with a sun roof

By Kirsten Pearson - 17 May 2019
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Drug epidemic overloads state social workers

They make a big difference to people’s lives but the work is tough

By Barbara Maregele - 17 May 2019
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Lubabalo Kondlo is the world draughts champion, but he is struggling to make ends meet

He is on a mission to popularise the game in South Africa

By Joseph Chirume - 9 May 2019
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Lottery’s promise of toilets leaves a nasty smell

Photos used to show progress building ablution facilities at different schools are of the same structures

By Anton van Zyl, Bernard Chiguvare, Kaizer Nengovhela and Raymond Joseph - 3 May 2019
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Workers’ Day: This industry is not what it used to be, says clothing worker

Fadwah Rinquest has been sewing cuffs on shirts for about ten years

By Barbara Maregele - 1 May 2019
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Workers’ Day: Congolese immigrant works from 5am to 11pm

Bijou Bakole Tshibengu runs a day care centre in Parow

By Tariro Washinyira - 1 May 2019
Zanele Tasana spends her working day cleaning at a lodge in Observatory. Photo: Kristine Liao

Workers’ Day: Cleaner dreams of running her own business

Zanele Tasana loves her work but wants to make more money for her grandchildren

By Katherine Liu and Kristine Liao - 1 May 2019
Praymore Mwarumba was staying Ngangu in Chumanimani when Cyclone Idai hit.  When the first light arrived Mwarumba immediately started helping.

The everyday heroes of Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwe’s people helped as best they could

By Steve Kretzmann - 23 April 2019
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Cyclone Idai: Zimbabweans rally to help each other

Citizens didn’t wait for government to organise relief effort

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 17 April 2019
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Disease haunts Mpumalanga coal town

“The blasting happens every day and you can feel the houses shaking”

By Ciaran Ryan - 11 April 2019
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Feathers fly over Watson wind farm plan

Watsons planned to shoot Black Eagles, says Bosasa employee

By John Yeld - 10 April 2019