73 workers dismissed for protest over unpaid Covid-19 relief funds

They also cannot access UIF benefits because the Department of Labour system shows that they are still employed

By Nokulunga Majola - 18 September 2020

Family’s RDP home sold without their knowledge

Headman who charged R1,500 fee for sale condemned by chief and provincial authority

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 September 2020

“I don’t want my daughters to end up like me” says sugarcane worker

Nobuhle Mkhize with her five daughters and six grandchildren face the poverty trap

By Nokulunga Majola - 4 September 2020

Villagers have to carry their dead over a “dangerous” river

Children stay away from school when rains fill the river

By Nokulunga Majola - 1 September 2020

Cash-strapped commuters relieved that trains have resumed

PRASA says it’s working to restore services on routes hardest hit by theft and vandalism during lockdown

By Nokulunga Majola - 25 August 2020

Plants are being given Zulu names. Here’s why it’s important

Naming invasive species will help to destroy them, says conservationist

By Sarah Wild - 24 August 2020

Thousands of long-term child centre jobs on the line

Early childhood development centres countrywide protest for assistance from Social Development Minister

By Nokulunga Majola - 21 August 2020

This Grade 11 learner walks 20 km to and from school daily

“By the time they get to school, they are tired, thirsty and hungry from walking”

By Nokulunga Majola - 18 August 2020

Sick woman begged for a blanket before dying in “makeshift” Covid-19 ward

An investigation has been launched into Northdale hospital’s parking lot ward

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 August 2020

The long walk to water in KwaZulu-Natal villages

“We as rural women don’t exist for the government”

By Teboho Moloi - 5 August 2020

Blackouts will continue until illegal connections are removed, warns ward councillor

“The area is dark and it is dangerous for those who return from work at night”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 August 2020

Wear a mask or face a fine, taxi associations warn drivers

“We are pleading with them to always wear their masks, sanitise and wash their hands before and after every trip”

By Nokulunga Majola - 30 July 2020

Durban is “waging war” on the poor during a pandemic, says shack dweller movement

Homes demolished in Cato Manor

By Nokulunga Majola - 29 July 2020

Family of 13 living in a shack have “tried everything” but “there are just no jobs”

“I am trying my best to get them a house or a decent place to live in,” says ward councillor

By Nokulunga Majola - 29 July 2020

Covid-19: Hospital staff picket in Pietermaritzburg

Workers demand better protection from infection

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 29 July 2020

24 arrested in protest against Pietermaritzburg ward councillor

“I was chosen by people of ward 29 not by a few individuals” says ANC’s Spha Madlala

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 July 2020