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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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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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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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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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JHB manager tells SAHRC of difficulties developing Alexandra

Inquiry follows spate of protests in township

By Zoë Postman - 19 April 2019
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Austerity is hurting rural health, says report

“Redirecting money from private to public spending is an obvious area to look at as part of urgent reform”

By Kimberly Mutandiro and Kristine Liao - 10 April 2019
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Politicians have failed us, say Alexandra residents

Ramaphosa, Mashaba to visit township after protests

By Zoë Postman - 9 April 2019
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City ordered to compensate homeless for destruction of their possessions

Court found Johannesburg Metro police violated homeless people’s constitutional rights to dignity and privacy

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 8 April 2019
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Alexandra protest temporarily called off

Community will meet to discuss way forward

By Zoë Postman - 4 April 2019
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Alexandra shut down as residents take to the streets

Protesters complain about overcrowding and problems with water and electricity

By Zoë Postman - 3 April 2019
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Soweto commuters in limbo while rival taxi associations quarrel over routes

MEC will keep routes closed until agreement is reached to stop violence

By Zoë Postman - 28 March 2019