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Photos of ablution blocks

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
Quinton Louw poses with Diamond, a 3 year old lioness. Louw started out as a handler, but is now performing with the animals. He says that being on stage with them “feels amazing” .

Circus animals: part of a magical world, or the victims of cruelty?

Protesters call for boycott of travelling circus

By Ashraf Hendricks - 4 April 2019
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Top public officials earn more than the president

Head of one agency paid nearly R9 million in 2017/18

By Jon Allsop - 27 March 2019
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“I’m doing it for all the blood of innocent people shed on the streets of the Cape Flats”

“Government keeps on saying that communities don’t want to speak up, but look what happens when you do”

By Barbara Maregele - 26 March 2019
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Lottery gives out more money to associates of controversial lawyer

R20m awarded to companies linked to Lesley Ramulifho whose other project is under investigation

By Raymond Joseph - 19 March 2019
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The minister, the gifts, the Watsons and the wind farm

Mokonyane to rule on controversial Eastern Cape project

By John Yeld - 13 March 2019
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JHB waste pickers face routine harassment

“A lot of people don’t appreciate what we are doing for them”

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 12 March 2019
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20,000 people at risk of eviction on Drakenstein farms

“We aren’t going anywhere!” says resident

By Barbara Maregele - 1 March 2019
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Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage looms

After reports were sent to cabinet, water test results have not been released for five years

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 February 2019