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Khayelitsha residents protest against sky high water bills

Community demands City explain policy

By Vincent Lali - 22 February 2019
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Gauteng community health care workers reject contracts

R3,500 a month is not enough, says workers’ forum

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 22 February 2019
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Education department is “showing us the middle finger”

Parents protest about the dilapidated state of three Uitenhage schools

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 February 2019
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Reconsidering South Africa’s approach to waste pickers

Waste pickers must be integrated into the formal waste management sector, says researcher

By Lucas Nowicki - 22 February 2019
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Woman told to go to Zimbabwe to get her South African-born child’s visas

She faces prohibitive costs and may lose her job

By Bernard Chiguvare - 22 February 2019
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Eastern Cape residents must make way for taxi rank

Second time in four years that the people of Bhekela informal settlement will be moved

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 22 February 2019
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Workers in finance department down tools in Pietermaritzburg

Municipal employees say they work in terrible conditions and their office equipment and computers do not function

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 21 February 2019
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School children block road to Alice

Five weeks into the school year and some classes have not started at Kuyasa Senior Secondary

By Lisekho Madikane - 21 February 2019
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Toilets overflow and taps run dry in Enkanini

Residents vow to continue protesting until the problem is fixed

By Vincent Lali - 21 February 2019
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Immigrants targeted in Alexandra housing battle

Vigilantes accused of throwing families out of RDP housing

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 21 February 2019
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Stats SA’s confusing mining employment statistics

Quarterly Labour Force Survey is the definitive source for most sectors, but not for mining

By GroundUp Staff - 21 February 2019
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Expropriation Bill: it’s rural black people who are most at risk

Vulnerable communities have lost their land to the state and mining companies in the past decade

By Wilmien Wicomb - 21 February 2019
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Mboweni receives workers’ demands ahead of budget speech

Minister of Finance addressed marchers outside Parliament

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 February 2019
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University orders students to leave residences following violent protests

Some students say they will not leave

By Nomfundo Xolo - 20 February 2019
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Marchers call for better street lighting

“I have been staying in this darkness for about 25 years”

By Vincent Lali - 20 February 2019
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Unemployed for three years, Thulani Ngwenya believes entrepreneurship is the way to go

“There are many opportunities in our townships, it is just a matter of finding them.”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 February 2019