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After being excluded for two years, Wandile, 8, starts school

KZN child was denied education because he has no birth certificate

By Nokulunga Majola - 25 February 2020
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Abahlali marches in support of land expropriation

“We want government to give us title deeds for the land that we are already occupying”

By Nokulunga Majola - 24 February 2020
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Black women married under apartheid act win court victory

Judge rules that Black Administration Act marriages are, by default, in communion of property

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 14 February 2020
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Violent protests after taps run dry in Ntuzuma

Municipality says load shedding is partly to blame for water crisis

By Nokulunga Majola - 6 February 2020
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Sick Durban river spoils popular recreational lagoon

Civil action could address pollution in Mdloti river

By Janis Theron and Matthew Hattingh - 3 February 2020
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Neighbour saves children from burning shack

“He heard little voices coming from the inside”

By Musa Binda - 7 January 2020
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“Illegal and criminal” demolitions in Durban, say shack dwellers

“This was a new invasion and the people had not settled there. No court order was required,” says City

By Musa Binda - 16 October 2019
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Glebelands witness denies involvement in murder

Trial adjourned to next year

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 September 2019
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Students arrested after attack on security guard

Guard escapes through a window after petrol bomb thrown into guardroom at Durban University of Technology

By Musa Binda - 19 September 2019
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New round of demolitions in Cato Manor

Shack dwellers say their belongings were torched, leaving them destitute

By Musa Binda - 5 August 2019
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Three children die in Durban fire

“I left them sleeping when I went to work”

By Musa Binda - 31 July 2019
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In April their homes were destroyed by a flood. Now their new homes are being demolished

Dozens of Enkanini residents continue to rebuild their homes in defiance of the eThekwini municipality

By Musa Binda - 23 July 2019
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Protesters blame corruption for lack of water in Umlazi

“We hear that the officials are benefiting from the water tankers”

By Musa Binda - 15 July 2019
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Abahlali leader blames government for baby’s death

Sbu Zikode says that Khwezi Mlingo would have survived if Cato Manor’s shacks had water and electricity

By Musa Binda - 12 July 2019
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Shack dwellers’ homes demolished and possessions burnt

Land occupiers to take eThekwini Municipality to court for “criminal” act

By Musa Binda - 14 June 2019
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Durban shack dwellers dispute legality of repeated demolitions

Cato Manor occupiers say their homes were not unfinished nor left vacant, contradicting municipality’s claims

By Musa Binda - 12 June 2019