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Cape Town school reopens amid battle with education department over closure

Cape High Court ordered the school to remain open pending the outcome of a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling

By Barbara Maregele - 17 January 2019
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Cape Town’s strained transport service for disabled people

City confirms that Dial-a-Ride is “oversubscribed”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 17 January 2019
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Rental Tribunal sends clear message to landlords: Don’t treat tenants unfairly

Two Salt River families win cases against property owner

By Wilmien Wicomb - 17 January 2019
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Ghanaian matriculant gets funding to start university

Company pays half Ebenezer Odei’s fees and will try to crowdfund the balance

By Tariro Washinyira - 16 January 2019
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City accused of destroying occupied shacks in Khayelitsha

Authorities say shacks were unoccupied but residents say otherwise

By Vincent Lali - 15 January 2019
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Families still without electricity, four years after fire

No electricity can be installed in wetlands, says City of Cape Town

By Thembela Ntongana - 15 January 2019
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SGB shuts down school after dispute with principal

Learners want the school reopened

By Peter Luhanga - 14 January 2019
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“No-fee” schools turn away children who can’t pay

One mother told to pay for her child’s chair

By Cally Ballack - 14 January 2019
Juanita Booyse and her husband Manie break down in tears outside their destroyed hoe in Bettysbay

Dozens of homes destroyed in Overstrand fire

Betty’s Bay bears the brunt of blaze, which is now under control

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 January 2019

“Overcrowded” Bishop Lavis school to get more teachers

Activists say they will continue protests at other schools in the area

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 January 2019
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Ghanaian matriculant battles with Home Affairs over documents

Ebenezer Odei has been accepted to study at UCT but his residency status causes funding delays

By Tariro Washinyira - 11 January 2019
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From struggling in grade 10 to school’s top student in matric

Masiphumelele High School teen will begin studying mechanical engineering at UCT this year

By Thembela Ntongana - 10 January 2019
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City puts an end to land occupation in Mfuleni

Desperate and unemployed mother says she has “nowhere else to go”

By Vincent Lali - 9 January 2019
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Over 70 learners in one classroom at Bishop Lavis school

Education department has until Friday to respond to calls for more teachers, a janitor, and better security at the school

By Barbara Maregele - 9 January 2019
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Mfuleni leaders detain principals in spat with education department

Officials stand firm that staffing at schools is decided by education department, not communities

By Vincent Lali - 9 January 2019
Lerato Ruth Sihlangu and her Auntie, Noncedo Mlilwana outside their home in Mfuleni. Sihlangu matriculated amongst the top of her year at Masiyile High School in Khayelitsha. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Mfuleni matriculant reaps the rewards of working 18-hour days

“There is no secret to success. It’s about preparation, hard work and learning from failures.”

By Lucas Nowicki - 8 January 2019