Brief

Public sector workers threaten “full-blown” strike

Workers picket outside bargaining council, as they reject 3% wage increase offer

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Brief | 20 September 2022

Volunteers fill scores of rubbish bags during river clean-up

Mosselbank River Conservation Team in Cape Town mark World Clean-Up Day

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Brief | 20 September 2022

Yet again no trains operating in Eastern Cape

Commuter costs have doubled and tripled on major routes as a result

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Brief | 20 September 2022

Zimbabweans trying to leave SA not being turned back: Home Affairs explains

The department says people without valid documents are being referred to documentation counters but choose not to go

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Brief | 19 September 2022

Give us jobs, chant hundreds of Gauteng workers

NUPSAW to meet provincial health department over demand for Public Works people to be employed permanently

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Brief | 19 September 2022

Government needs to speed up cannabis law reform, say protesters

“We’ve been given the constitutional right to grow and consume it, but we haven’t been given the right to trade with it,” says Linda Siboto

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Brief | 19 September 2022

The media has failed to warn society about climate collapse, says science writer

Climate reporting guide for South African media launches

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Brief | 16 September 2022

“Ubuntu is alive” and it sounds like marimbas

Annual Marimba Jam Festival in Cape Town brings youth together

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Brief | 13 September 2022

Khayelitsha’s all-girl soccer club pitch is flooded with sewage and rubbish

Mayco members give contradictory reasons for what’s happening

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Brief | 13 September 2022

Community blames loadshedding for deaths of young couple in shack fire

Police are investigating as several other shacks were also destroyed, leaving some families homeless

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Brief | 12 September 2022

Harrismith and several towns without power for six days

Substation at Maluti-A-Phofung municipality in the Free State still down. No response from municipality to our questions.

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Brief | 12 September 2022

Tshwane women turn rubbish dump into vegetable garden

“We wanted to do something positive”

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Brief | 9 September 2022

Mbalula sticking to December deadline to fully open Cape Town’s Central Line

An agreement has been signed with communities occupying the railway line

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Brief | 9 September 2022

More than 20 families share one pit toilet in this East London settlement

The municipality has plans to relocate them once suitable land is identified

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Brief | 8 September 2022

Government documents outline new social grant plans

Institute for Economic Justice slams proposal to change Social Relief of Distress grant

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Brief | 7 September 2022

1,000 people share two toilets at this informal settlement

M19 blocked in both directions by eThekwini protesters

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Brief | 6 September 2022