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School site abandoned as contractor accuses Eastern Cape education department of failing to pay

Meanwhile learners at Eyabantu Senior Secondary school in Fort Beaufort are crammed into tiny temporary classrooms

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News | 7 July 2022

Hundreds of organisations swear to defend constitutional democracy

Gauteng meeting of activists condemns “corrupt forces in our society that are opposed to democratic rule”

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News | 5 July 2022

Youngsters eke out a living carrying water for residents

Too hungry to stay in school, brothers dropped out in grade six

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News | 4 July 2022

Are South Africa’s pesticide rules outdated?

Farm workers and consumers should be worried, says public health expert. But industry body says food security depends on the pesticides in use.

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News | 4 July 2022

12 years after a court ordered it, government plans to build a special needs school

Eastern Cape education department’s plan commits to building permanent school by 2027

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News | 4 July 2022

Six children and two adults die in Cape Town shack fires

Three fires in West Bank, Nyanga and Philippi also left scores of people homeless

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News | 4 July 2022

Learners march against proposal to end deadlines to fix schools

Poor and working-class communities will never know when their schools will be fixed, say education activists

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News | 30 June 2022

Loadshedding causes more hardship for grant recipients

Khayelitsha residents protested on Thursday, demanding SASSA open more service sites

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News | 30 June 2022

“Our living conditions are disgusting and dehumanising”

Sewage overflowing into homes in Gqeberha township

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News | 29 June 2022

Over 500 Eastern Cape health workers down tools

Nurses want rural allowance. Patients at six hospitals and clinics in the Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality wait for hours.

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News | 28 June 2022

Exploitation of refugee security guards is rife, says legal organisation

Security companies often ignore Labour Court orders

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News | 28 June 2022

SIU freezes mansion of former lottery chair

Under Alfred Nevhutanda’s tenure as chairperson of the Lottery board there was grand-scale corruption

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News | 27 June 2022

Broken toilets are a big problem across Cape Town’s townships

In a Khayelitsha neighbourhood, it’s so bad that instead of using the City-supplied toilets, people are defecating in buckets and throwing the waste in a field

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News | 27 June 2022

Yeoville Market fire was a xenophobic attack, say activists and stall owners

Many immigrant entrepreneurs lost their livelihoods in the fire

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News | 24 June 2022

Two years later: Over a thousand crèches still not paid Covid relief funds

“We are now in 2022 and not even 60% have been paid” says ECD principal

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News | 24 June 2022

Limpopo villagers have to buy water with their social grants

Two years ago the water situation in Mtititi was dire. Now it’s even worse

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News | 24 June 2022