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Unemployed, poor and desperate: the perfect prey for con-artists

“I was lucky to get work after paying before, but this time my money is gone for mahala”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 January 2019
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Concourt takes compassionate approach to people who enter country unlawfully

Asylum delayed is not (necessarily) asylum denied

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 January 2019
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Showdown with Herman Mashaba looms over housing court order

Municipality has missed deadline to find accommodation for Hillbrow residents, but Johannesburg official says backlog is the fault of past administrations

By Zoë Postman - 15 January 2019
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The Lawyer, the Lottery and millions in dodgy grants

National Lotteries Commission launches investigation into multi-million rand grants

By Raymond Joseph - 14 December 2018
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Concourt agrees: people guilty of serious crimes will not qualify for refugee status

However, extradition law still protects their fundamental rights

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 6 December 2018
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When can a landlord evict law-abiding tenants to renovate?

More than 50 tenants of a derelict building in Hillbrow have taken their landlord to the Constitutional Court

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 5 December 2018
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Court hears objections to new N2 highway

New Wild Coast route shortens road by 75km but passes through ancestral land

By Zoë Postman - 4 December 2018
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Court spells out to SANDF how it must accommodate Marievale residents

But application that the army is in contempt of a previous court order fails

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 December 2018
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Judge criticises judge in PRASA case

Judge Tintswalo Nana Makhubele “ought not to to undertake any judicial duties until she clears her name of the allegations against her”

By Kelly Vinett - 29 November 2018
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Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries

Application was brought by beneficiaries with EasyPay Everywhere accounts held at Grindrod Bank

By Ciaran Ryan - 29 November 2018
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The curious case of PRASA’s “simulated” robbery

Security guards released on bail after allegedly tying up fellow guards and attempting to steal vehicles

By Ciaran Ryan - 28 November 2018
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Kwathema residents protest for cleaner air

Residents say fertiliser manufacturing plant is harming their health

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 26 November 2018
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Contempt of court application brought against SANDF

Marievale residents say order to provide them with accommodation has been ignored

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 22 November 2018
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Joburg’s informal traders want better spaces

New association formed to lobby for improved conditions

By Zoë Postman - 21 November 2018
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Concourt judgment affirms right to protest without permission

Ten Social Justice Coalition members who chained themselves to Cape Town civic centre will not have criminal records

By Zoë Postman - 19 November 2018
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In Johannesburg you have to pay to picket. Activists have had enough

Right2Know leads march against municipality’s protest fees

By Zoë Postman - 17 November 2018