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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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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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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
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Victory for workers at Dis-Chem

Employees who had been working through a labour broker to become permanent

By Zoë Postman - 15 November 2018
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Six years later Constitutional Court orders Woolies to reinstate retrenched workers

Woolworths should have considered alternatives, says country’s highest court

By Mluleki Marongo - 12 November 2018
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Corruption Watch announces project to hold police accountable

New website will allow people to report police corruption

By Kim Reynolds - 8 November 2018
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Rwandan man faces death if he is deported from South Africa

The Constitutional Court is deciding if Alex Ruta can seek asylum

By Zoë Postman - 2 November 2018
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Heineken strike leaders fear dismissal

Brewery workers want better conditions and to be insourced

By Zoë Postman and Saam Niami Jalinous - 1 November 2018
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Former Ekurhuleni workers demand mayor make good on his promise of jobs

The group protested as a motion of no confidence in Mayor Mzwandile Masina was being debated

By Zoë Postman - 26 October 2018
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Major precedent set for communities affected by mining

Constitutional Court judge quotes Fanon: to “strip someone of their source of livelihood, then you strip them of their dignity too”

By Kim Reynolds - 26 October 2018
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Joburg’s Golden Highway barricaded in housing protest

Freedom Park residents demand land

By Zoë Postman - 23 October 2018
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Tension in Hillbrow after residents attack drug dealers

Drug dealers and users have moved one block further away from where they were

By Ian Broughton - 15 October 2018
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No land, no vote, say residents of Freedom Park

“As old as l am, l do not have a house. If l die today my children will not have a home.”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 October 2018