GOVERNMENT

City of Cape Town Law Enforcement drag naked man out of his house

City says incident is being investigated

By James Stent - 1 July 2020

Hundreds of new homes demolished in Port Elizabeth

Municipality demolishes shacks as they are being built

By Joseph Chirume - 1 July 2020

Dunoon ward councillor’s office petrol bombed

Land occupation blamed for arson attack

By Peter Luhanga - 19 June 2020

Shack dwellers make up their own housing list for new City of Cape Town project

Dozens try to occupy land set aside for Maroela Project

By Vincent Lali - 18 June 2020

City councillor Zahid Badroodien says there’s room for homeless people in Cape Town’s shelters. But our investigation found very few empty places

GroundUp contacted shelters across the city

By James Stent - 17 June 2020

Mothers say they are not receiving child maintenance payments during lockdown

New payment system at Department of Justice is blamed by protesters

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 June 2020

“Our people cannot be treated like napkins”: public works programme challenged in court

Johannesburg Expanded Public Works Programme workers want to be made permanent

By Elna Schütz - 2 June 2020

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