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Farm dwellers dump rubbish at gate to wine farm

Simondium residents picket over uncollected refuse, clean water and threat of eviction

By Barbara Maregele - 13 March 2019
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20,000 people at risk of eviction on Drakenstein farms

“We aren’t going anywhere!” says resident

By Barbara Maregele - 1 March 2019
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Evicted from their home, farmworker’s family camp in an old clinic

Sanna Syster lost her rights to her house when her husband died

By Barbara Maregele - 30 January 2019
Portia Michaels has stayed in Longlands for 28 years.

Farm community demands homes promised over a decade ago

Stellenbosch Municipality blames developer for delays

By Barbara Maregele - 7 December 2018
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New school bus on the cards for Cape Winelands learners

Education department also reviewing rules on provision of scholar transport for rural areas

By Barbara Maregele - 15 November 2018
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Learners march in Worcester demanding scholar transport

Children in rural areas struggle to get to school

By Barbara Maregele - 5 October 2018
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Stacy Ganger, 12, died in gang crossfire in 2016. More than two years later, no-one has been arrested.

Bishop Lavis residents demand better policing

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 September 2018
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Lighting for Marikana at last

Shack dwellers welcome switch-on of first high-mast light

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 22 August 2018
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Woodstock residents win right to challenge City of Cape Town on housing

Court rules that Bromwell Street residents facing eviction can challenge housing plan

By Barbara Maregele and Tara Osborne - 15 August 2018
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Raped at 10, assaulted at 15, then harassed in the police station while laying charges

Klapmuts teenager’s grim story

By Barbara Maregele - 10 April 2018
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How a journalist took an ethical stand and risked her job

Natasha Bolognesi refused to edit a bogus article

By George Claassen - 9 April 2018
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Family wants answers after relative murdered in hospital

Tapiwa Chipika, a Zimbabwean, is believed to have been strangled in a ward

By Bernard Chiguvare - 29 March 2018
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Farm workers picket wine festival

Lack of clean drinking water and toilets in the vineyards

By Barbara Maregele - 27 February 2018
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Mbekweni protesters demand dismissal of police officers

Anger at failure to arrest anyone for murder that took place last year May

By Sabelo Mpana - 13 April 2017
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Shack fire claims life of 28-year-old

GroundUp reporter Sabelo Mpana was at the scene

By Sabelo Mpana - 27 March 2017
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Paarl families living in apartheid hostels

Some residents have been waiting since the 1980s and 90s to convert their accommodation to family units

By Sabelo Mpana - 24 March 2017