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Minister and Legal Practice Council oppose court bid by Zimbabwean-born law graduates

Government argues the legal profession is not a rare or critical skill and that many South Africans struggle to get work

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24 November 2021

Cancer patients wait up to five years for treatment in Gauteng, say health activists

They marched on Tuesday to demand that Gauteng Premier David Makhura intervenes

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23 November 2021

Are informal settlement residents really to blame for Cape Town’s polluted vleis?

An inadequate sewerage system and a lack of access to sanitation are the root causes according to experts

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23 November 2021

Philippi informal settlement residents say they are the “forgotten” community of Cape Town

The City says it is unable to assist because their shacks are on private land

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23 November 2021

Eastern Cape women abandon vegetable gardens to collect scrap for cash

“Everything here in Qunu has collapsed after Madiba passed away”

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22 November 2021

“We rely on dams and crocodile-infested rivers for water”

Limpopo villagers with limited access to water picket at Union Buildings on Thursday

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19 November 2021

Post office, SASSA office, library and community centre have all closed down in Madiba’s hometown

Unpaid electricity bills and armed robberies have collapsed Qunu’s multi-purpose community centre

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19 November 2021

New Covid treatments might be slow to arrive in SA

Two new pills show promising results but there’s no certainty on their availability here

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18 November 2021

Race against the clock to meet court deadline to move railway families

Court ruled that families living along the railway line in Langa must be shown new site four weeks before being moved

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18 November 2021

CPS has still not revealed how much profit it made from social grants contract

Seven months after Constitutional Court order to supply documents, liquidators apply to delay further

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18 November 2021

Immigrants in JHB claim they are being denied health care

Public interest law centre considers legal action against Gauteng health department’s latest “xenophobic” policies

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17 November 2021

JHB neighbourhoods battle without water

Water supplying company says it’s relying on residents without access to call them so a tanker can be dispatched

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17 November 2021

Attacks, stock theft, shrinking pastures, drought and a lack of vets: Eastern Cape horse owners in dire straits

As government prioritises food production, horse farmers are left out

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17 November 2021

Constitutional Court dismisses coal-mining company’s appeal bid

“Impact of coal mining and burning on global warming is irrefutable” says environmental activist

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17 November 2021

Eviction of Centurion reclaimers halted

Tshwane municipality told to fully comply with court order to provide group with suitable temporary housing

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16 November 2021

City of Cape Town appeals interdict stopping shack demolitions during lockdown

The City told the Supreme Court of Appeal the interdict has hindered its ability to protect property and to roll out housing

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16 November 2021