Policeâ€™s Firearms Registry contract probed by Hawks and other stories
Pressure is mounting on the police to sort out problems with a R400 million firearms control system, ten years after the contract to develop it was signed with Pretoria-based company Waymark Infotech.
After paying R340 million for a Firearms Control System that was not delivered, the SA Police Service has cancelled its contract with IT company Waymark Infotech. The botched contract is subject to a criminal investigation by the Hawks.
Residents of Joe Slovo informal settlement, Langa, have been left homeless after they started demolishing their shacks under the impression that keys to new housing units would be handed over to them. The MEC for Human Settlements, Bonginkosi Madikizela, has said that the shack demolitions were premature and that many of the beneficiaries are \xe2\x80\x9ctoo young\xe2\x80\x9d to be prioritised for housing.
Lwandle residents who have been rehoused after being evicted from SA National Roads Agency land in June complain that their possessions have been lost or damaged.
A piece of land in Bardale was the site of clashes at the weekend when two groups of backyard dwellers from Mfuleni confronted each other.
Leigh Davids was born a boy, but when she was five, she realised she wanted to be a girl.
Katy Scott and GroundUp Staff
Between two and three rapes are reported every day to a single centre in Khayelitsha. And the numbers will probably rise at the end of the year.
Inadequate treatment, disrespectful staff members, and lost patient folders have become common at the Matthew Goniwe Clinic in Makhaza, say residents, who marched in protest on 16 October.
Hangberg residents demonstrated at the Wynberg Magistrate\xe2\x80\x99s Court on Thursday in support of Santonio Jonkers who made his second appearance in court.
The trial of Christo Oncker, 28, accused of the murder of a gay man in Ceres in April, is to be moved to the Western Cape High Court, magistrate Japie Mapomie said in the Ceres magistrate\xe2\x80\x99s court on Thursday.
It\xe2\x80\x99s annual report season in Parliament, and the new Portfolio Committee on Police is finding its feet. In the first in a series of articles, ZACKIE ACHMAT has some suggestions for the committee.
Social audits are a valuable tool in implementing socio-economic rights, which is why the response by the City of Cape Town to the social audit of janitorial services in Khayelitsha is disturbing, writes Sandra Liebenberg.
In her latest article from the frontline of the Ebola epidemic, Kathryn Stinson \xe2\x80\x8blooks for answers in a quarantined village in Sierra Leone.
Sunday October 19 marks the commemoration of \xe2\x80\x98Black Wednesday\xe2\x80\x99, the day in 1977 that the apartheid government banned a range of publications sympathetic to the Black Consciousness Movement, and arrested a group of journalists and editors.
This week we look at Greenpeace\xe2\x80\x99s call on government to make Eskom comply with pollution laws, a report prepared for Parliament\xe2\x80\x99s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education and a call for the Department of Home Affairs to recognise transgender rights.
Gerald Kraak (1956-2014), who was responsible for organising funding for many leading civil society organisations, died of cancer on Sunday night. Zackie Achmat pays tribute to his old friend.
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