SOCIETY

Meet Plett’s happy dogs

Volunteers feed 250 pets from informal settlements every Saturday

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 September 2020

Street kids lose out as restaurants close

StreetSmart sees massive drop in donations collected through restaurant bills

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 August 2020

“GBV is a pandemic. Do something about it!”

Hundreds protest against violence against women at Parliament

By Ashraf Hendricks - 30 June 2020

People who have recovered from Covid-19 say they are stigmatised

“No one visited our house anymore. So we left Port Elizabeth”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 June 2020

Family left without breadwinner after methanol poisoning deaths

Six men from Masiphumelele died last week after drinking homemade beer they bought

By Thembela Ntongana - 8 June 2020

“A bridge for my sweetheart”

Amos Khumalo built a footbridge for his community in Soweto

By Mosa Damane - 5 June 2020

Angry mob parades 18-year-old “thief” through Uitenhage streets

“I beat her by myself instead of the crowd doing it” says father

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 May 2020

School children sell cigarettes to help parents make ends meet

“Selling cigarettes helps buy food for my family,” says 12-year-old

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 20 May 2020

Homemade alcoholic brew finds a market as prices soar

“People are bored of sitting at home doing nothing”

By Mpumi Kiva - 19 May 2020
Man with mask and beer container in his hands

Covid-19: Tsakane’s pineapple beer joints are doing a roaring trade

“I always carry a mask with me but sadly I must take it off to drink my beer”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 8 May 2020
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Years long feud between villages claims life of 19-year-old

“This is the first death, but these boys are causing each other serious injuries” says Eastern Cape village chief

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 April 2020
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Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats

Civil society network feeding more than 1,300 children in Lavender Hill and surrounds

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Brenton Geach. - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: George residents thankful for its many soup kitchens

About 80 feeding schemes are operating during the lockdown, many from people’s backyards

By Mpumi Kiva - 7 April 2020
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Pothole of gold at the end of the rainbow

Children earn money directing cars around potholes hidden by a flooded road in Bethelsdorp

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Dambuza youth donate groceries to locked down street hawkers

“If I don’t go out and work that means going to bed hungry. I now have food,” says vendor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Circumcision schools suspended in Eastern Cape

Teams sent to Chris Hani, Komani, OR Tambo and Port St John’s to “rescue boys” in illegal schools, says Provincial Chair of House of Traditional leaders

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 March 2020