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Peter Chihoro cycles up to 80km a day fetching wood to make brooms

Zimbabwean has been making brooms for 10 years

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 15 October 2019
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Dagga prohibition needs to end

We need a rational approach, grounded in evidence, to growing, selling and consuming cannabis products

By GroundUp Editors - 15 October 2019
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Gordon’s Bay mosque approved after five-year wait

Objectors say further action may follow

By Aisha Abdool Karim - 14 October 2019
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Taxi associations accused of terrorising immigrants in Pretoria

Men beaten up, accused of drug dealing

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 14 October 2019
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“People feel betrayed”: small-scale dagga growers fear exclusion from legal trade

Part two in a series on the Pondoland dagga growers

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 14 October 2019
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Dozens of toilets gather dust as Newcastle municipality fails to complete project

Municipality says it has no funds

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 14 October 2019
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Extinction Rebellion pickets Gwede Mantashe’s department

Global movement against human-caused climate change steps up its South African presence

By Nompumelelo Mahlangu - 11 October 2019
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Red ants and rubber bullets are the only service delivery we know, says Brakpan resident

Protesters barricade road after illegal electrical connections removed

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 11 October 2019
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Neighbours to the aid of Soshanguve family

No social grants for young mother and her four children who have no birth certificates

By Sana Mabena - 11 October 2019
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SA has no reliable data on subsidised housing, says report

Centre for Affordable Housing Finance points to holes in data collection process

By Drew Wayland - 11 October 2019
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Kliprand residents furious at council’s broken promise

PE protesters block roads, burn tyres

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 11 October 2019
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Minibus taxis: time to form cooperatives?

Cooperatives could unlock state subsidies for an industry which transports 16 million people a year

By Siyabulela Fobosi - 11 October 2019
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Dozens of Eastern Cape school upgrades abandoned

Lack of accountability leads to wasteful expenditure and mismanagement, says activist

By Lucas Nowicki - 11 October 2019
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Police watchdog: report on statistical manipulation allegations due next week

IPID accounts to Parliament

By Daneel Knoetze - 10 October 2019
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Protest outside Muizenberg Magistrates Court as Vrygrond leaders charged

Three released on bail, one still in jail

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 October 2019
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NLC response to Sershan Naidoo’s allegations

Lottery fund distributor says it follows the “spirit and letter of the law”

By Ndivhuho Mafela - 10 October 2019