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Dispute over electrification in Tembisa

Land occupiers say they are being excluded from the project

By Zoë Postman - 21 November 2019
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Train station burnt and railway lines sabotaged

Attack on Metrorail infrastructure coincides with termination of security contracts

By GroundUp Staff - 19 November 2019
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No lawyers and no bail: Refugees on trial for trespassing

They occupied the UNHCR offices in Pretoria, demanding resettlement to a third country

By Elna Schütz - 19 November 2019
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Asylum seeker appeals hospital decision to stop dialysis

Alem Bazabe Ereselo was deemed ineligible for a kidney transplant because of her refugee status

By Muchengeti Hwacha - 19 November 2019
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The difficult life of Marikana sex workers

Working on an open plot, the women are often raped or robbed

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 18 November 2019
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Inmate alleging torture at Leeuwkop disputes psychiatrist’s report

The court case will resume on 11 May 2020

By Zoë Postman - 15 November 2019
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Prisoner alleging torture at Leeuwkop sticks to his story under cross-examiniation

“What I’m telling the court today is what happened”

By Zoë Postman - 14 November 2019
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Leeuwkop prisoner says officials gave him electric shocks in showers

“You feel like you can die”

By Zoë Postman - 12 November 2019
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Former inmate tells court he thought of killing himself after prison beating

Xolani Zulu is one of five current and former inmates suing the state for alleged assault and torture

By Zoë Postman - 7 November 2019
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Prison inmate tells court about beating at Leeuwkop prison

Xolani Zulu is among five inmates suing Correctional Services

By Zoë Postman - 6 November 2019
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Doctor testifies on severity of prisoners’ injuries

Inmates are suing Correctional Services for assault and torture

By Zoë Postman - 5 November 2019
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Ethiopian woman fights for dialysis

Fundraising campaign started to help her get treatment in the private sector

By Zoë Postman - 5 November 2019
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Old mortuary becomes a home for the living

“Some people call us crazy … but it’s home, sweet home”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 5 November 2019
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Court hears of alleged assault and torture of prisoners

Doctor testifies that injuries were severe

By Zoë Postman - 4 November 2019
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Douglasdale police accused of negligence by woman who was assaulted by her husband

Eight days in hospital but police “didn’t show concern”

By Madison Yauger - 1 November 2019
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How to buy your dream house using public money

Documents show that Lottopreneur Lesley Ramulifho used at least R5 million from a Lottery grant to pay for his luxury Pretoria house

By Raymond Joseph - 31 October 2019