GOVERNMENT

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Workers in finance department down tools in Pietermaritzburg

Municipal employees say they work in terrible conditions and their office equipment and computers do not function

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 21 February 2019
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Shackdwellers’ homes destroyed on Valentine’s Day

City of Cape Town says shacks were unoccupied but residents disagree

By Velani Ludidi - 20 February 2019
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1,000 families move onto vacant land as mayor freezes evictions

Residents name settlement “Bobani Village” after Nelson Mandela Bay mayor

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 February 2019
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Angry residents shut down clinic

Patients say clinic is understaffed and service is poor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 February 2019
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Dead-end for MyCiTi strikers

EFF attempt to get City of Cape Town to insource workers fails

By Steve Kretzmann - 13 February 2019
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Protesting PE workers say they haven’t been paid

Municipality says those who are owed money will be paid at the end of the month

By Joseph Chirume - 28 January 2019
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“I’ve never voted before and I don’t intend to do so now”

Voter registration weekend in Mfuleni

By Vincent Lali - 28 January 2019
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Sewers blocked for months in Pietermaritzburg

Municipality admits to a problem with payments to drainage contractor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 23 January 2019
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Families still without electricity, four years after fire

No electricity can be installed in wetlands, says City of Cape Town

By Thembela Ntongana - 15 January 2019
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N2 Highway: communities were not consulted, court told

Department of Environmental Affairs accused of unfair procedure

By Zoë Postman - 5 December 2018
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Eastern Cape villagers say they’ve been left out of huge water project

Xonxa dam won’t benefit us, say Xonxa villagers

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 29 November 2018
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Court victory for disabled Umlazi residents

Enduduzweni Centre members celebrate as their electricity is reconnected

By Nomfundo Xolo - 28 November 2018
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Call for dam to be fenced after child drowns

Open dams in Cofimvaba have claimed several lives

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 23 November 2018
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Knysna fire victims blame slow response for tragedy

SANParks manager says gale force winds made the situation untenable

By Joseph Chirume - 2 November 2018
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Bid to have Lonmin’s mining licence suspended

Mining Forum heads to court over Social and Labour Plan

By Ciaran Ryan - 24 October 2018
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Criminal justice system abused to stifle protest, says report

Right2Protest coalition launches State of Protest Report

By Zoë Postman - 7 September 2018