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Water meters make life harder for poor people, say Ceres residents

Witzenberg Municipality’s installation plan hits opposition

By Barbara Maregele - 15 October 2019
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Skwatsha agrees not to move more families onto Stellenbosch farm

Court to rule on status of Die Akker evictees next month

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 20 September 2019
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Oak Valley: employers and employees argue over court jurisdiction

Workers want their plea for better housing heard in the Equality Court

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 September 2019
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Family living along R44 in Paarl buy a house

The family plans to move to Wellington at the end of July

By Barbara Maregele - 19 July 2019
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Judge says roadside May family are “authors of their own fate”

Courts make inhumane decisions based on legal facts and are not in touch with our people on the ground, says farm workers’ rights organiser

By Barbara Maregele - 21 June 2019
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Evicted families stuck in Paarl caravan park for a year

Municipality says its emergency housing project was halted by community resistance

By Barbara Maregele - 24 April 2019
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Evicted family spend three weeks on R44 roadside

“They are unemployed and in desperate need of funding so they can buy food”

By Barbara Maregele - 17 April 2019
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“We need buses for the children going to school”

Learners and parents demand better school transport

By Barbara Maregele - 4 April 2019
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Family of 10 left homeless after farm eviction

Ethical trade association to review Windmeul Kelder wine farm

By Barbara Maregele and Velani Ludidi - 29 March 2019
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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