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North West housing project halted by angry residents

Residents claim housing allocation process excluded poor people in the community

By Sana Mabena - 30 September 2019
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Completed in 2014, this police station has never been used

Villagers battle crime while new police station stands empty

By Sana Mabena - 20 September 2019
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Lonmin case shows how hard it is to hold mines to account

North West High Court rejects bid to declare Minister of Mineral Resources in breach of statutory duties

By Wilmien Wicomb - 26 April 2019
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Border War veterans fall through the cracks of reconciliation

“32 Battalion raped our women. They killed our brothers and sisters. It’s painful living with the legacy of their oppression.”

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 19 November 2018
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32 Battalion veterans left in limbo in forgotten military town

Pomfret is in decline and its 3,000 Portuguese speaking residents face an uncertain future

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 14 November 2018
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Lonmin says it is a victim of vexatious litigation

The Mining Forum has applied for the company’s mining license to be suspended

By Ciaran Ryan - 29 October 2018
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Bid to have Lonmin’s mining licence suspended

Mining Forum heads to court over Social and Labour Plan

By Ciaran Ryan - 24 October 2018
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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