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Why is there so much conflict between Abahlali and the state?

Scarcity of houses is just one part of a problem that has its roots in the province’s 1990s violence

By Christopher Clark - 20 September 2018
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Community stops sewage project for its schools

Pietermaritzburg residents say they want houses to get priority

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 September 2018

Nine-year-old circumcised at school by “mistake”

Doctor and health team suspended

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 September 2018
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Scientists step up demand for government to protect oceans

Environmental Affairs commitment to declare 21 new protected areas has stalled

By Fred Kockott - 14 September 2018
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Dumpsite workers go on strike in Pietermaritzburg

Rubbish trucks dump garbage at entrance

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 September 2018
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Hostel has one toilet for 39 households

“We are being undermined because we are staying in a hostel”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 September 2018
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No justice for assassinated Abahlali activists

Investigating officer claimed no knowledge of S’fiso Ngcobo’s case, hung up the phone, and blocked our number

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 12 September 2018
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Civil servant goes to prison for stealing farm

Case highlights extent to which corrupt officials easily manipulate the land reform process

By Fred Kockott and Thabiso Goba - 11 September 2018
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KwaMashu hostel residents fed up with City’s neglect

“Sometimes I don’t even tell people where I live. I refuse to believe that there is a community allowed to live like this.”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 7 September 2018
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Women create refuge for abused people living with disability

“In one house a child was tied to a fridge”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 September 2018
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We will not be intimidated, says Abahlali leader

Activists defy persistent threats in KZN

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 5 September 2018
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Peace monument now a drinking spot

The Seven Day War memorial in Pietermaritzburg has been vandalised

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 September 2018
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Durban families cut off as road wastes away

Dirt road in Inanda suburb hasn’t been touched by municipality for years, say residents

By Nokulunga Majola - 3 September 2018
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Land occupiers caught in battle between private landowner and tribal council

Ten homes bulldozed in Verulam north of Durban

By Nokulunga Majola - 30 August 2018
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KZN transit camp erupts over long wait for houses

We are living like animals, says Isipingo resident

By Nokulunga Majola - 24 August 2018
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Qadi Tribal Council defies City in land occupation

eThekwini land invasion unit used rubber bullets on people who bought plots from the tribal council

By Nokulunga Majola - 23 August 2018