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Ramaphosa visits Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family

President calls for national campaign against violence against women

By Johnnie Isaac - 6 September 2019
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Addo canal claims more lives

Five-year-old boys drown, bringing the number of deaths this year to seven

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 3 September 2019
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Mdantsane community divided over suspended ward councillor

Residents say the ANC is failing both sides by not acting

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 21 August 2019
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Company leaves R164 million housing project unfinished

No houses for some, unfinished houses for others in Mdantsane RDP project

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and GroundUp Staff - 30 July 2019
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“Give us opportunities not handouts” say people with disabilities

“Disabled people can run businesses like everybody else”

By Johnnie Isaac - 22 July 2019
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Ward councillor says Komponi occupiers must fend for themselves

About 60 families illegally occupying prefab homes for two years want services

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 5 July 2019
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Residents burn rubbish because it doesn’t get collected

“It’s like they forgot about us,” says resident in East London informal settlement

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 July 2019
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“Everytime I look at these wires, I remember how my grandson died,” says East London grandmother

A number of people have been electrocuted in Amalinda Forest informal settlement in the past three years

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 June 2019
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“It’s been five years now and not a single house is finished,” says East London resident

Some residents have moved into incomplete houses after the site was abandoned by contractors in 2015

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 June 2019
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300 homes share eight pit toilets

Shackdwellers in Polar Park and Tyampolo, East London, are not even on housing waiting lists

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 June 2019
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Mdantsane residents close down ANC ward councillor’s office

Councillor Ntombizodwa Gamnca laughs off allegations that she is involved in dodgy housing deals

By Lisekho Madikane and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 June 2019
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Gogo’s 20 year battle to change an error on her ID

Home Affairs is now investigating the matter

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 31 May 2019
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A loan shark has her ID, so she can’t vote today

It’s illegal, but the mashonisas keep documents and bank cards

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 8 May 2019
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We campaigned for the ANC as instructed, but we never got the promised houses, say East London families

Braelyn residents have been trying to get housing since 2013

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 May 2019
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RDP house flooded every time it rains

“I was better off staying in the shacks”

By Lisekho Madikane - 26 April 2019
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Housing list sparks protests in East London

Police use tear gas and rubber bullets to quell two days of demonstrations in Nompumelelo township

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 April 2019