SOCIETY

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The right to die with dignity

We need to change our law

By Lee-Anne Bruce and Sheena Swemmer - 19 June 2019
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Western Cape seniors taste benefits of Ikamva Labantu clubs

Confidence returns as elderly enjoy activities, company and affirmation

By Tariro Washinyira - 14 June 2019
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Families fear graves have been robbed in Langa cemetery

“Back in the day we respected the cemetery and were scared to even point at graves”

By Velani Ludidi - 30 April 2019
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Cape Town’s roadside chicken sellers

“What I love about this business is that it is outside. I’m not enclosed in a building.”

By Masixole Feni - 18 April 2019
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Midrand crèche has community support but needs cash

An informal early childhood development centre has closed due to a lack of funds

By Zoë Postman - 25 March 2019
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Protesters extort cash and goods from immigrant shopkeepers

“I always give them two litres of paraffin for burning tyres during protests”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 21 March 2019
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Cape Town women’s group pools money to build houses

It’s a stokvel with a difference

By Velani Ludidi - 19 March 2019
For their Christmas party, The Service Dining Rooms plan to feed at least 400 people in need.

Serving hungry people for over 80 years

The Service Dining Rooms provides over 3,500 meals a week

By Ashraf Hendricks - 18 December 2018
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Mitchells Plain model set for Vegas

Teenager with Down syndrome has already won two awards

By Sophia Wilhelm - 30 November 2018
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Transgender discrimination is worse if you are poor

Hormone therapy and surgery are expensive and out of reach for many transpeople

By Sophia Wilhelm - 26 October 2018
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Day care centre rebuilt after fire – for the fifth time

“I just need the municipality to assist me rebuild,” says principal

By Chris Gilili - 19 October 2018
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Sheep shearing shed used as a day care centre for 50 children

Community desperate for funds to finish building a proper centre

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 October 2018
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Women create refuge for abused people living with disability

“In one house a child was tied to a fridge”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 September 2018

Woman opens her home to abandoned children

Nomtha Mboneli is caring for ten children in her village in the rural Eastern Cape

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 6 September 2018
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Gogos get tent for shelter

Avbob Funeral Services says it will keep on supporting Grace Mnikathi’s sanctuary for the elderly

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 August 2018
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Youth give blind woman’s house a makeover on Mandela Day

“My soul is very happy today. These youth are following the good example of Madiba.”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 July 2018