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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
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Khayelitsha neighbourhood watch patrollers ask government for support

We patrol around the township barehanded, say members

By Vincent Lali - 10 March 2020
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Racial tension over housing project

Residents from Arla Park have occupied RDP houses built for people in Snake Park informal settlement

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 March 2020
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Stand-off between Langa residents after tavern reopens

Owner accuses those opposing his business of being xenophobic

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 February 2020
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Prison officials explain Ramaphosa’s decision to reduce sentences

Officials ask Dunoon residents to accept ex-convicts back into society, as nearly 900 released from Pollsmoor

By Peter Luhanga - 17 February 2020
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Protesters disrupt funeral procession for ANC councillor’s mother

Over 400 mourners were stopped on their way to Matanzima Cemetery, Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 14 February 2020
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Cape Town garden changes lives for homeless people

“You have to have an ID, otherwise it is as if you don’t exist”

By Liezl Human - 3 February 2020
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From street child to open water athlete

Thabiso Molefi ran away from home at 14. Five years later he swam from Robben Island to Blouberg

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 January 2020
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Refugees join homeless for Christmas lunch event

Ladles of Love apologises to homeless as food runs out during event

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 December 2019
Muizinberg is famous for its colourful changing rooms, soft sand, warm water ,easy going nature and diversity.

Muizenberg: Where South Africans play together

People of all classes, races and nationalities enjoy the beach and its surrounds

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 November 2019
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Greenmarket Square traders ask government to address refugee situation

Some traders on the square have closed up shop because their business has been disrupted

By Madison Yauger - 15 November 2019
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Initiation school mired in filth

Illegal dumping is compromising Xhosa traditional practice at a school in Govan Mbeki

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 November 2019
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Asylum seeker wins right to marry

The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared Home Affairs’s prohibition on asylum seekers marrying unconstitutional

By Muchengeti Hwacha - 21 October 2019
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Teenage gang fights erupt between villagers

Community leader says parents don’t want to involve the police

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2019
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Gordon’s Bay mosque approved after five-year wait

Objectors say further action may follow

By Aisha Abdool Karim - 14 October 2019
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Burn victims unable to get life changing treatment

South Africa’s only tissue bank has been empty the past two months

By Elsabé Brits - 26 August 2019