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Farm workers march to Constitutional Court over land and working conditions

“We want to have our own piece of land so that we can do something for ourselves like growing gardens or sheep farming”

By Zoë Postman - 24 May 2019
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New life for Khayelitsha crèche that was nearly closed down

Rainbow Educare is now officially registered

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 May 2019
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Eastern Cape family’s looooong battle to get a correct ID

According to Masibulele Soboyisi’s ID he was too young to write matric, so he can’t get his results

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 May 2019
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Invite me for coffee, Winde tells marchers

Marikana residents demand land

By Velani Ludidi - 23 May 2019
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K-word Catzavelos going to court

And other essential news of the day

By the.news.letter - 23 May 2019
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A woman was taking selfies on a Sea Point bench. She was arrested and locked in a cell overnight

The “vehicle-breaking” equipment in Esethu Mcinjana’s handbag was a gate remote

By Ella Ndongeni - 23 May 2019
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One year after Parkwood housing protests, residents sceptical about promises made

Little information from Western Cape government on giant project

By Barbara Maregele - 23 May 2019
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Last minute reprieve for Khayelitsha dogs

Mdzananda Animal Clinic’s appeal for help gets positive response across city

By Kristine Liao - 23 May 2019
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Dunoon land occupiers club together to pay for lawyer

Evicted eight times from private land

By Peter Luhanga - 22 May 2019
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More broken promises at Port St Johns school

Leaking classrooms still haven’t been fixed

By Buziwe Nocuze - 22 May 2019
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Journalist receives strange letter from supposed lottery beneficiary

Letter follows exposé of controversies over lottery funding

By Katherine Liu - 22 May 2019
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New charges in Aussie mining “SLAPP” suit

Amadiba activist sued for R7.5 million

By John Yeld - 21 May 2019
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Family killed by fire in RDP house

Twayisa Myathaza and her three children were the victims of a faulty electricity box, say witnesses

By Vincent Lali - 21 May 2019
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Garden for psychiatric patients struggles to find funding

Lentegeur Market Garden may not make it through the year

By Kristine Liao and Katherine Liu - 21 May 2019
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Evicted Durban residents say City had no court order

Dozens left homeless after shacks demolished on Sunday

By Musa Binda - 21 May 2019
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Pietermaritzburg protesters injured by police, says village chief

Police deny anyone was hurt during dispersal of water protest

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 May 2019