GOVERNMENT

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DTI washes its hands of lottery scandal

Minister Ebrahim Patel is legally obliged to hold the National Lotteries Commission accountable

By Tessa Knight - 15 August 2019
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Land occupiers say they paid R150,000 for plots, but where is the money?

Hundreds of people from Endlovini informal settlement in Port Elizabeth demand answers from ward committee

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 August 2019
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Artists accuse by-law of stifling cultural life in Cape Town

“Only those with significant financial resources are able to comply fairly easily with the bylaw process”

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 July 2019
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After 25 years of waiting for government, Ncwadi erupts in protests

“Now that we are doing what other communities are doing, police shoot at us. Protesting is the last option but we had no choice.”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 July 2019
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Residents of apartheid-era shack town still have no electricity or toilets

“Government has chosen to forget us”

By Sibahle Siqathule - 26 July 2019
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Gauteng wants blanket court interdict on land occupations

Human Settlements MEC briefs South African Human Rights Commission after protests in Alexandra

By Zoë Postman - 23 July 2019
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PE councillor’s house burnt and vehicle sabotaged

Twelve people arrested for public violence and intimidation

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 July 2019
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Shelter supports City’s approach to homeless people

“Exemptions from the bylaw for homeless people will increase impunity and lead to worse social conditions on the street” says CEO of Haven Night Shelter

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 15 July 2019
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PE residents stop street works to demand jobs

Municipality condemns disruption of service

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 July 2019
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Protesting small business owners stop meter reading tender, demand 30%

Supply chain management office closed by demonstrators ahead of R50 million tender deadline in PE

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 July 2019
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Port Elizabeth residents close ANC ward councillor’s office

“We cannot accept the closure of my office. The office is owned by the community,” says councillor

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 June 2019
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Security guards plan further protests in Pietermaritzburg

Workers demand reinstatement of colleagues

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 June 2019
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Mdantsane residents close down ANC ward councillor’s office

Councillor Ntombizodwa Gamnca laughs off allegations that she is involved in dodgy housing deals

By Lisekho Madikane and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 June 2019
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Crime prevention volunteers in KZN vow to fight termination of contracts

MEC’s private sector plan criticised

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 June 2019
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Political spat over ‘leak’ at city council chambers in Port Elizabeth

Water running from council chambers for weeks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 June 2019
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KZN South Coast residents left without water after April floods

Broken pump station and crumbling infrastructure leaves thousands at risk

By Fred Kockott and Printhabashnee Raju - 6 June 2019