Activists demand SASSA fix “flawed” Covid-19 grant application process

SASSA says only 8 million of the 13 million people who applied for the R350 grant were approved

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24 September 2021

Court victory for blind people after 11-year battle

The “book famine” is over as Copyright Act declared unconstitutional

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21 September 2021

Patrollers say MK “veterans” duped them about PRASA jobs

PRASA has failed to clarify the situation

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21 September 2021

A tale of two prisoners: Juane Jacobs and Jacob Zuma

Juane Jacobs is a prisoner at Leeuwkop in Johannesburg. He is extremely ill but he has been denied medical parole. Are double standards being used to determine who gets medical parole in South African correctional facilities?

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21 September 2021

Not such a dirty business: Two Diepsloot entrepreneurs create jobs from rubbish

Diepsloot in Johannesburg has become a dumping ground for rubbish. Parts of the township look unsightly. But two residents are turning a messy situation into a job-creation opportunity that removes rubbish.

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17 September 2021

SASSA investigating “escalating” fraud cases

One pensioner had at least three months worth of her R1,890 monthly pension stolen

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14 September 2021

Joburg can no longer rely on its water supply

Demand often exceeds supply as infrastructure crumbles

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10 September 2021

How a determined community is fighting the army’s attempts to evict them

Happiness Village’s residents fear for their lives and face unlawful evictions, beatings and intimidation, legal action and shack demolitions

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9 September 2021

Informal waste reclaimers get World Wildlife Fund award

But the African Reclaimers Organisation says they have still not been integrated into the City of Johannesburg’s waste management plan

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8 September 2021

Court dismisses attempt by former Eskom CEO to “punish” woman for a tweet

Judge calls out Matshela Moses Koko for launching a SLAPP suit

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8 September 2021

Lack of clean water in Hammanskraal is a violation of rights, says SAHRC

Families say they can’t drink the brown and slimy water coming out of their taps

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7 September 2021

Mayor promises probe into shoddily built Johannesburg flats

Residents say previous attempts to get the City or developers to fix defects have been futile

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6 September 2021

Free art therapy, drama and stories help inner-city children find their way

For 27 years, Lefika la Phodiso has welcomed Johannesburg children from six to 18

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6 September 2021

UIF promises relief for workers affected by July riots

Until 15 December, employees at businesses that have not reopened can receive R3,500 per month

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30 August 2021

Judge scolds Ekurhuleni municipality for trying to dodge court order

Municipality has tried to back out of settlement to buy unlawfully occupied buildings

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30 August 2021

PRASA sues whistleblower for R45 million

The rail agency refused to answer questions on its legal action against suspended head of legal services Martha Ngoye

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27 August 2021