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Family living along R44 in Paarl buy a house

The family plans to move to Wellington at the end of July

By Barbara Maregele - 19 July 2019
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The land is “unsuitable for habitation” says municipality, but thousands live on it

Sikiti informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, was established over 20 years ago

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 July 2019
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Zwelihle Renewal demands lists of names of immigrants employed in Hermanus

“Gangster type approach” says human rights activist

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 July 2019
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Relief on the way for Western Cape’s overstressed post-mortem facilities

New R281-million Forensic Pathology Facility in Observatory has double capacity of Salt River

By Candy Chan - 18 July 2019
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PE residents come out in numbers to demand better policing

“If the police are afraid to go inside our community, then who will protect us?”

By Joseph Chirume - 18 July 2019
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Officials apologise for preventing prisoner from signing court papers

Mbalenhle Nkosi wants a laptop so he can study

By Zoë Postman - 17 July 2019
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Workers at security company demand union recognition

Asked for comment, Impact Loss Control threatened legal action

By Joseph Chirume - 16 July 2019
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Parents protest after school hit by spate of robberies

Education MEC laments increasing burglaries in Western Cape schools

By Velani Ludidi and GroundUp Staff - 16 July 2019
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State approves Tormin’s massive West Coast mining expansion

Environmental and activist groups appeal decision

By John Yeld - 15 July 2019
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Shelter supports City’s approach to homeless people

“Exemptions from the bylaw for homeless people will increase impunity and lead to worse social conditions on the street” says CEO of Haven Night Shelter

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 15 July 2019
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“The black poor majority on farms are feeling the rot of this system”

Farm workers and farm dwellers protest to demand rural reforms

By Joseph Chirume - 12 July 2019

Massive police operation on Cape Flats

First night raid takes place in Bheki Cele’s promised response to spike in murders

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 July 2019
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Makhuluplaas farm labour tenants forgotten since 1991

“They have been on the land the longest and they still don’t have flushing toilets”

By Zoë Postman - 12 July 2019
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Parents lock principal up in primary school

“We want each classroom to have 30 kids like in white schools” says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 11 July 2019
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Cape Town’s children seem to be getting healthier

Cases of diarrhoea and malnutrition have dropped

By Elsabé Brits - 11 July 2019
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Philippi mother: “I could hear the gunshots from church”

Bheki Cele visited the home where six women were shot dead last Friday night. Five men were also gunned down in two separate incidents on the same weekend in the area.

By Velani Ludidi - 11 July 2019