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

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

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

RETRACTED: Court sets aside eviction of social housing occupiers, for now

NO COURT ORDER WAS MADE - ARTICLE RETRACTED

21 December 2020

Woodstock facilities falling into ruin

Resident says the park and town hall have been deteriorating for years

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18 December 2020

Kensington housing renovated by “exceptional artisans” from informal settlement

Body corporate hires unemployed local artisans

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17 December 2020

Philippi’s immigrant crime-buster

Alidi Hicuburundi runs soccer clubs, distributes food parcels and takes part in the community policing forum

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17 December 2020