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Officials apologise for preventing prisoner from signing court papers

Mbalenhle Nkosi wants a laptop so he can study

By Zoë Postman - 17 July 2019
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No shelters for Johannesburg’s homeless

City says 10,000 people are living on its streets, but it only funds one shelter

By Chris Gilili - 8 July 2019
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Over 150 households share three toilets

“Maybe the government has forgotten about Kliptown”

By Chris Gilili - 21 June 2019

Prisoner denied access to laptop for studies takes authorities to court

Correctional services say his computer is a security risk

By Zoë Postman - 20 June 2019
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Alexandra residents protest in Sandton over state of township

“We want to burn our tyres here so that these streets can look like the streets of Alexandra”

By Zoë Postman - 19 June 2019
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The right to die with dignity

We need to change our law

By Lee-Anne Bruce and Sheena Swemmer - 19 June 2019
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After three generations, Kliptown shack dwellers are still using communal toilets

“These toilets don’t reflect a democratic South Africa”

By Chris Gilili - 13 June 2019
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EFF defends call for land occupations

Party called to testify at Alexandra inquiry

By Zoë Postman - 7 June 2019
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City has neglected sanitation in Alexandra, official testifies

Gauteng government gave municipality money between 2009 and 2011 to fix sewer “but if you go there now it’s as if nothing was ever done”

By Zoë Postman - 6 June 2019
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Alexandra police force is far too small, inquiry hears

UN recommends one officer for every 288 people, but Alexandra has one officer for every 730 people

By Zoë Postman - 5 June 2019
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Commission told about “lawlessness” in Alexandra

City of Johannesburg battles to enforce bylaws, says COGTA head

By Zoë Postman - 4 June 2019
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Tensions between waste pickers and Johannesburg municipality escalate

City does not agree to demands

By Zoë Postman - 3 June 2019
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Six mining groups ask court to approve R5 billion silicosis settlement

But some mines will continue to fight class action suit

By Ciaran Ryan - 30 May 2019
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How expropriation without compensation works in Alexandra

A xenophobic mob is kicking people out of their homes

By Zoë Postman - 30 May 2019
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Police are making arbitrary arrests at protests

Spurious charges are time-consuming and costly, and undermine the right to protest

By Sithuthukile Mkhize - 30 May 2019
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Farm workers march to Constitutional Court over land and working conditions

“We want to have our own piece of land so that we can do something for ourselves like growing gardens or sheep farming”

By Zoë Postman - 24 May 2019