GOVERNMENT

Battle of the bakkie: Ouma Katrina Esau’s vehicle at the centre of a DA-ANC row

Upington ANC councillor suspected that the bakkie donated to “living legend” Esau was being used for political purposes

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23 September 2021

Elections 2021: Plettenberg Bay has had no functioning council for months

For how long the Bitou municipality can function with a hung council remains to be seen

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17 September 2021

There have been nearly 1,200 shack fires in Cape Town this year, claiming over 80 lives

The City used to provide kits swiftly for fire victims but the end of a grant means that SASSA has taken this over, and help comes much slower

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16 September 2021

Desperate pensioners build their own clinic, but Eastern Cape health department can’t supply nurses

Department blames bad roads for failure to keep promise to send nurses

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16 September 2021

Judge refers “blatantly dishonest” advocate for disciplinary action

And he questions why Minister of Justice has not promulgated law that would punish misbehaving lawyers

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15 September 2021

Users must check if a taxi is safe, insists Transport MEC after crash at Parliament

Taxi in which several children were injured was overloaded, unroadworthy and unlicensed, and the driver had no licence either

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8 September 2021

Cape Town’s emergency housing programme is unconstitutional, says court

Judge tells City to find housing in the inner city for Bromwell Street families

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7 September 2021

City of Cape Town defends its demolition of Green Point tent camp in court

Ndifuna Ukwazi says City by-laws cannot be allowed to trump constitutional rights

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6 September 2021

Judge scolds Ekurhuleni municipality for trying to dodge court order

Municipality has tried to back out of settlement to buy unlawfully occupied buildings

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30 August 2021

6,000 people sign petition demanding City of Cape Town comes clean on water quality

Three vleis are still closed to the public because of sewage spills

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26 August 2021

City of Cape Town demolishes tent camp, leaving homeless without shelter

Law enforcement removes people living near the Green Point Tennis Courts

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25 August 2021

Public service workers protest over wages outside Western Cape legislature

Unions hope Constitutional Court will force government to stick to 2018 wage agreement

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24 August 2021

Activists impatient with long wait for promised social housing

City of Cape Town says national government slow to release “well-located” land for affordable housing

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12 August 2021

Draft Cape Town by-law could see land occupiers fined or imprisoned for up to two years, fear housing activists

Treating occupiers as criminals fails to recognise that the vast majority of people are forced to take land, says Ndifuna Ukwazi

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11 August 2021

Cape Town has reached Transport Day Zero. This is why

Lack of political leadership at all tiers of government and a failure to implement transport planning policy are to blame

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29 July 2021