GOVERNMENT

KZN Premier visits site where two people drowned but no-one explains why there’s still no bridge

Construction of new Umdloti Bridge has been stalled since 2018

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News | 18 January 2022

Shack dwellers demolish unoccupied shacks themselves

Khayelitsha task team is also trying to drain off sewage water

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News | 10 December 2021

45,000 commuters use four toilets at Mthatha taxi rank

Construction of a new rank has been halted since 2010

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News | 8 December 2021

Vaccine rollout: the government has made three mistakes

As a result, we have at least 13 million unused vaccines

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Analysis | 6 December 2021

Qunu residents’ hopes dashed by failed government project

Government’s R8-million Integrated Energy Centre has not lived up to any of its promises

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News | 2 December 2021

Pit latrines, bad roads and no tap water but Limpopo villagers have multi-million rand community halls

Huge amounts of money were spent in Zebediela on halls that are hardly used and are crumbling from neglect

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News | 2 December 2021

SA music industry exposed: the money is not going to the artists

One of many grim statistics: of R200 million in royalties collected by SAMPRA in 2020, R41 million went on “administrative costs”

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Feature | 26 November 2021

OUTA: Government is wasting money and using delaying tactics to hide information

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse wonders why SANRAL opposed a request for information and then didn’t turn up for court

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Opinion | 26 November 2021

Catastrophic decline in the South African music industry

Once seen as a vital growth point with huge export potential, our music industry is a tiny shadow of its former self, and Covid is not the main culprit

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Feature | 24 November 2021

Post office, SASSA office, library and community centre have all closed down in Madiba’s hometown

Unpaid electricity bills and armed robberies have collapsed Qunu’s multi-purpose community centre

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News | 19 November 2021

City of Cape Town appeals interdict stopping shack demolitions during lockdown

The City told the Supreme Court of Appeal the interdict has hindered its ability to protect property and to roll out housing

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News | 16 November 2021

Elections 2021: This municipality is an exception in Gauteng

Midvaal gets clean audit, but some families still live in grim conditions

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Feature | 21 October 2021

Mthatha families buy their own transformers to electrify their homes

“Children want electricity to do their school assignments”

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News | 20 October 2021

Human Rights Commission asked to look into post-apartheid forced removal

255 people live in dire circumstances in “Soweto” in Mthatha after they were forcefully relocated in 2012

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News | 18 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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News | 12 October 2021

Government to spend R5 million more on unused stadium

Meanwhile the community uses a patch of dirt to play football

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Brief | 11 October 2021