GOVERNMENT

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Families demand speed bumps after car crashes into house

Pietermaritzburg road has been the scene of many accidents

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 February 2020
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“Sisi, what’s the use of voting?” asks Pietermaritzburg resident

Impassable roads, no tap water, no clinic, no community hall and their municipality placed under administration for irregular expenditure

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 February 2020
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Armed men assault clinic workers

Pietermaritzburg clinic closed after attack; patients turned away

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 February 2020
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After being excluded for two years, Wandile, 8, starts school

KZN child was denied education because he has no birth certificate

By Nokulunga Majola - 25 February 2020
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Eastern Cape villagers promised water in 1998, still waiting

Over R23 million spent and the bills keep mounting, but the taps stay dry in Flagstaff villages

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 25 February 2020
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Failing pump floods Addo street with sewage

“Our municipality does not care about its residents”

By Joseph Chirume - 20 February 2020
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Cofimvaba protesters tell their mayor to start working

“Once they climb the ladder, they forget about us”

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 19 February 2020
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Court blocks development on Cape Flats Aquifer

City of Cape Town and provincial government told to consider new evidence

By Wilmien Wicomb - 19 February 2020
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Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan

The area along the Liesbeek is recognised as a sacred space, says HWC

By Steve Kretzmann - 19 February 2020

Residents to take municipality to court over water meters

Witzenberg municipality accused of denying indigent grants to residents who refuse to install water management devices

By Barbara Maregele - 12 February 2020
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Informal settlements can be better planned

Re-blocking by NGOs is very different from “super-blocking” by local governments, argues Professor Steven Robins

By Steven Robins - 12 February 2020
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Peace Village residents target funeral processions to protest about road

The protest tactic has worked before in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 11 February 2020
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Residents tell Eastern Cape Premier they have lost all faith in their municipality

Various attempts to fix Amahlathi have failed

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 7 February 2020
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Uitenhage protesters march on memorial service

Shackdwellers say promises of electricity have not been kept

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 January 2020
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Building stalled at yet another Eastern Cape school

Matric pass rates plummet, drop-out rates rise

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 January 2020
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I wish elections were held every month, says Motherwell voter

Rubbish dumps suddenly being cleared

By Joseph Chirume - 29 January 2020