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JHB waste pickers face routine harassment

“A lot of people don’t appreciate what we are doing for them”

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 12 March 2019
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Unions must be included in steering committee to fix PRASA

Transport union argues for train safety as ticket controller stabbed by a commuter

By Barbara Maregele - 8 March 2019
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A teenager was sexually violated at her school in October 2015. Her teachers, the principal, and the Gauteng education department all failed her

Family is suing for R1.5 million

By Lee-Anne Bruce and Sheena Swemmer - 27 February 2019
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Immigrants targeted in Alexandra housing battle

Vigilantes accused of throwing families out of RDP housing

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 21 February 2019
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Wits accuses protesters of having a political agenda

Student leaders call off protests

By Zoë Postman - 8 February 2019
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Police, private security clash with students in Johannesburg

Ministry sets up task team to resolve issues

By Zoë Postman and Barbara Maregele - 6 February 2019
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Wits students say they will not eat until their demands are met

Dispute over admitting students with debt

By Zoë Postman - 5 February 2019
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Protestors demand R70 billion compensation for inventor of please call me service

Movement says it is making plans to shut down Vodacom service

By Zoë Postman and GroundUp Staff - 31 January 2019
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Joburg prisoners claim department is violating court’s order to feed them properly

Correctional Services says it has complied with the order and denies any wrongdoing

By Ciaran Ryan - 28 January 2019
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Unemployed, poor and desperate: the perfect prey for con-artists

“I was lucky to get work after paying before, but this time my money is gone for mahala”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 January 2019
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Concourt takes compassionate approach to people who enter country unlawfully

Asylum delayed is not (necessarily) asylum denied

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 17 January 2019
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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