Government funding delay causes vital insect research unit to close

“Our organisation was subsidising a lot of work in the hope that the tender would come through, and it just hasn’t”

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22 October 2021

Shockingly bad service at Home Affairs as queues begin at 2am

Minister says the problem is being addressed

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21 October 2021

Undocumented people can now get Covid vaccines - in some areas

Provincial pilot programmes are underway but details are vague

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21 October 2021

Police use stun grenades to break up Cape Town housing protest

This followed a raid of the Woodstock Hospital occupation earlier on Friday

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15 October 2021

Bus transformed into mobile classroom for learners in Langa

The 42-seater Atlas Digibus has laptops, two teaching stations, and Wi-Fi for online teaching programmes like coding

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15 October 2021

Cape Town home owners, fed up with City’s lack of action, pay to house homeless

Residents of houses on the border of Van Riebeeck Park made a plan to cover the cost of accomodating the people living in the park - for now

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14 October 2021

Court dismisses bid to have judge removed in Cape Town eviction case

Human Rights Commission wants Anti-Land Invasion Unit declared unlawful

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12 October 2021

Court rules that District Six eviction was unlawful

People do not choose to live in a public parking area out of malice or wilfulness but out of desperation and need, says judge

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11 October 2021

Matriculant petitions for stateless youths to get into universities

She is among many South African-born children with immigrant parents struggling to get identification documents

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7 October 2021

Zandvlei opens for boating after sewage scare

But Rietvlei and Zeekoevlei are still closed

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5 October 2021

Homeless people’s tents confiscated as City of Cape Town cracks down

Additional R500 million to be spent on law enforcement

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1 October 2021

Rietvlei pollution unlikely to improve soon, fears Milnerton Aquatic Club

“We’re not seeing any action” by City of Cape Town says club commodore

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30 September 2021

Where there’s a wool there’s a way: Dolly the sheep bleats the odds

Meet Dolly, the sheep with a prosthetic leg, and her friends.

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30 September 2021

Cape Town passes Unlawful Occupations by-law, despite protest

Activists warn that it criminalises people who need houses

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29 September 2021

“I don’t want to sit in this hellish country any more”

Refugees who have returned to their communities after long protest in Cape Town still want to leave South Africa

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29 September 2021

Philanthropic trust’s attempt to evict crèche backfires in court

Judges say Mzamomhle Foundation Trust should be investigated over allegations of fraud and for misrepresentation

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29 September 2021