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Court orders tribal authority to act democratically

Traditional leadership can be compatible with democracy and the Constitution

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 28 May 2018
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In photos: Mahikeng revolts against unemployment and corruption

Protesters demand removal of Premier Supra Mahumapelo

By GroundUp Reporter - 21 April 2018
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Traders vs Transnet: court case has consequences for informal businesses

Mogwase’s informal traders argue that closing their businesses will make them dependent on the state

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 19 March 2018
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Zimbabwean children held for three months by South African government

Kids aged between two and 12 taken into custody, no contact with parents

By Tariro Washinyira - 14 February 2018
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Orphaned child’s 10-year battle for a birth certificate

Family caught in catch-22 situation

By Barbara Maregele - 28 November 2017
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Hekpoort settlement has been trying for 12 years to get water

Frustrated Schaumburg residents fed-up with politicians

By Julia Chaskalson - 11 October 2017
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Marikana: Lonmin’s dodgy housing record

GroundUp inquiry reveals painfully slow pace of construction

By Pete Lewis - 4 September 2017
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Mine workers remember the Marikana massacre

Five years later conditions in nearby Nkaneng township remain largely unchanged

By Ihsaan Haffejee - 17 August 2017
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Most allegations of assault in prison are not properly investigated

Inmate claims he was “assaulted, choked and humiliated” by officials

By Ashleigh Furlong - 22 June 2017
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Schaumberg residents protest against years of state neglect

A community that has built its own preschool needs government support

By Julia Chaskalson and Zinhl'Mbali Mdluli - 5 June 2017
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Wildebeestkuil residents have been waiting 15 years for their land

A stone's throw away but no land in sight

By Claire Martens - 6 October 2016
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Victory for critics of Lonmin royalties deal

Court reinstates members of traditional council

By Brendan Boyle - 27 September 2016
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Radio debate on Lonmin deal shut down

Bapo Ba Mogale Traditional Council members force community radio station in Brits to cancel a live interview with critics of its Lonmin deal

By Sobantu Mzwakali - 22 July 2016
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Game of thrones in Pilanesberg

Three-way battle over Bakgatla chieftainship

By Olebile Sikwane - 10 May 2016
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Leaders battle over community’s R26 billion wealth

The fight for the soul of the Bakgatla Ba-Kgafela

By Olebile Sikwane - 14 March 2016
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Will North West premier depose tainted tribal leader?

Or do too many politicians have a vested interest in his continued reign?

By Monica de Souza Louw - 25 January 2016