Free State ordered to pay NPOs R120 million in outstanding subsidies

“If financial constraints were an issue, the respondents should have played open cards,” says judge

By Tania Broughton - 26 May 2020

Arcadia Place: City of Cape Town moves against occupiers

Several fines and one arrest

By Ashraf Hendricks - 20 May 2020

Doubts over Compensation Fund’s ability to pay out for Covid-19 claims

However, the Fund’s glitchy computer system is at last showing some improvement

By Liezl Human - 18 May 2020

Covid-19: We asked government and experts to explain the controversial disaster regulations

We got no response from government, but most experts are scathing

By GroundUp Staff - 13 May 2020

Covid-19: We don’t have a full picture of what’s going on in the Eastern Cape

Province has failed to keep the population informed

By Tlamelo Mothudi - 13 May 2020
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Amendments to City of Cape Town by-law: are they constitutional?

Proposed amendments would allow officials to conduct search and seizure without a warrant

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 30 April 2020
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Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town’s coast

Popular beaches are among 31 polluted sites, long-awaited water quality report shows

By Steve Kretzmann - 29 April 2020
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Hours after agreeing not to demolish shacks, eThekwini municipality sends in Land Invasion Unit

No demolitions, but residents of Khenana informal settlement say they were threatened and harassed

By Nokulunga Majola - 28 April 2020
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The never-ending nightmare of going to the toilet in Burundi settlement

City of Cape Town says five janitors clean the communal toilets daily

By Vincent Lali - 23 April 2020
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Covid-19: Court decision is a heavy blow to waste-pickers’ hopes

Recyclers are not essential services during lockdown, court rules

By Jamaine Krige - 15 April 2020
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Covid-19: It’s hard to practise hygiene in unhygienic conditions, say Mathambo residents

Informal settlement north of Durban needs more toilets and taps

By Nokulunga Majola - 9 April 2020
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“New broom” minister Barbara Creecy raises dust

Environment minister’s reputation among green community slides after controversial West Coast decision

By John Yeld - 8 April 2020
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Covid-19: City of Cape Town and national government bicker over housing of refugees

City claims Bellville site is not compliant with anti-virus regulations

By James Stent - 8 April 2020
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Covid-19: eThekwini accused of defying ban on evictions

All evictions suspended by government

By Athalie Crawford and Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 March 2020
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Hundreds of incomplete RDP homes left to rot

National and provincial human settlements departments say NU29 housing project is responsibility of the municipality

By Joseph Chirume - 30 March 2020
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PE community leaders blame mayco member for failed relocation

MMC for Human Settlements Andile Mfunda under fire but standing firm

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 March 2020