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Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

Department has to process 150,000 appeals

By Zoë Postman - 16 May 2019
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Informal settlements to be “made liveable”, Alexandra inquiry hears

Gauteng to provide services to land occupiers rather than evicting them

By Zoë Postman - 15 May 2019
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City of Johannesburg can’t cope with Alexandra land occupations, inquiry told

“We do demolish but it is impossible to go there every day” says manager

By Zoë Postman - 14 May 2019
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Rubbish piles up on Diepsloot street

“We eat and breathe this bad smell everyday”

By Chris Gilili - 13 May 2019
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100-year-old man gets R10,000 donation after GroundUp story

“Now we will not go hungry anymore”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 May 2019
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Tembisa land occupiers win court case against municipality

Each occupier will receive R1,500 in damages

By Zoë Postman - 7 May 2019
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Call for law to allow communities to recall ward councillors

Group hands over petition signed by over 25,000 people

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 May 2019
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Waste pickers march to be recognised

Protesters want to be a formal part of Johannesburg’s recycling programme

By Zoë Postman - 2 May 2019
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“I raised my children by selling home brewed beer”

Traditional beer is cheap and popular in Tsakane township

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 2 May 2019
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Huge shack demolition in Johannesburg

We will not vote if this is how we are treated, say shackdwellers

By Zoë Postman - 30 April 2019
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Judge lodges complaint against judge

Judge Tuchten raised questions about Judge Makhubele’s role in a PRASA dispute. Now she accuses him of racism

By Kristine Liao - 30 April 2019
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Here are the arguments for and against banning the old South African flag

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Afriforum are opposing each other in the Johannesburg Equality Court

By Ciaran Ryan - 29 April 2019
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Elevators at City of JHB retirement home have not worked for months

Some disabled residents are unable to leave the floor they live on

By Zoë Postman - 27 April 2019
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Former Sasol Coal miners claim more than R80 million for coal-related illnesses

Company says it took reasonable measures and the period for claims has expired

By Ciaran Ryan - 25 April 2019
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100-year-old man waiting 22 years for a house

“It would make our last few years on earth easier if we got a house”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 April 2019
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JHB manager tells SAHRC of difficulties developing Alexandra

Inquiry follows spate of protests in township

By Zoë Postman - 19 April 2019