No water to douse raging fire: 70 left homeless

Shackdwellers had to fetch water from another informal settlement

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25 January 2021

Dog walker “finds joy” with furry pets amid lockdown blues

One dog walker says he often walks about 25 dogs per day

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22 January 2021

Disability grants: SASSA promises to clear Western Cape backlog by end of March

Extra doctors have been brought in, SASSA executive tells Western Cape legislature

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21 January 2021

Police probe use of water cannon against social grant applicants

SASSA admits it’s in “crisis mode”

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20 January 2021

Covid-19 beach closures hit small businesses in Plettenberg Bay

Plett Tourism says tourism has dropped by half

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19 January 2021

Covid-19: Has the alcohol ban helped?

A study at Groote Schuur Hospital suggests it has freed up much-needed beds

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19 January 2021

Teachers are the unsung heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic

Extra hours, extra classes, WhatsApp calls into the night: it’s the teachers who listened and nurtured and cared

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19 January 2021

Covid-19: this second wave is relentless, say paramedics

“This virus has totally changed the way that we work”

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18 January 2021

Premier Winde calls on President Ramaphosa to intervene in SASSA crisis

This comes after police opened a water cannon on people queueing for grants in Bellville

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15 January 2021

Unemployed fire victims can’t afford to rebuild their homes

National Department of Human Settlements Rapid Response Team to visit Overcome on Friday to find a solution

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15 January 2021

Covid-19: Long tightly packed queues outside labour department

People battling with online applications have flocked to local centres, causing overcrowding

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14 January 2021

Adopt a Pet shelter in Philippi to close after 17 years

Death of founder and funder spells closure for well-known shelter

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13 January 2021

Sick people queue outside SASSA offices as disability grants lapse

53,000 disability grants have lapsed in the Western Cape

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13 January 2021

Lottery boss misled Parliament

Commissioner Thabang Mampane told MPs last year that the minstrel museum officially opened in 2016. It’s still not open

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11 January 2021

Khayelitsha residents rally to help fire victims

Community wants New Year’s Day fire to be declared a local disaster

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11 January 2021

This virus is catchy - we need vaccines urgently

An infectious diseases scientist describes how despite taking precautions her entire household is sick with Covid

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4 January 2021