Brief

Security guards protest outside Durban hospital, demanding their jobs back

Their contracts were not renewed after they participated in an unprotected strike last year

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Brief | 13 June 2024

Philippi satellite police station to open after two-year wait

The community is desperate for more policing

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Brief | 13 June 2024

These Durban families will have to wait until next year for a reliable water supply

City of eThekwini says the water crisis in parts of the city will only be fully resolved in 2025

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Brief | 12 June 2024

Graves across Nelson Mandela Bay ruined by storm

“These are our families and this is causing new pain”

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Brief | 12 June 2024

Scramble for water in Kariega as municipality fails to keep its promise

Water tanker runs dry after 30 minutes

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Brief | 11 June 2024

State completes investigation into three SAPS officers charged with torturing Cape Town barber

No response from SAPS on whether the three are still employed or on duty

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Brief | 7 June 2024

People in Kariega queue for hours to collect water after devastating storm

Gift of the Givers has been delivering hundreds of litres of water daily and set up 12 soup kitchens in the township of KwaNobuhle.

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Brief | 7 June 2024

First sitting of new Parliament will be at the Cape Town International Convention Centre

The new National Assembly will not be complete until February 2026

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Brief | 6 June 2024

Sibanye-Stillwater miners who staged underground protest resurface in Rustenburg

They staged a sit-in strike over unpaid employee share ownership scheme funds. But the company says they do not qualify yet.

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Brief | 6 June 2024

Over 1,000 shack dwellers displaced by Tongaat tornado

People are being housed in three large tents

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Brief | 6 June 2024

“Tightrope” walk for villagers fetching water

In Richmond Farm residents have to do a balancing act to fetch water from a municipal ablution block

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Brief | 3 June 2024

Protesters dump faeces at newly built houses in Kariega

They claim they should be allowed to move into the houses. But the municipality says they’re not the rightful beneficiaries.

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Brief | 1 June 2024

TotalEnergies will destroy our livelihoods say small scale fishers

South African fishers joined a picket outside the company’s AGM in France last week

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Brief | 31 May 2024

Court orders Gauteng government to pay children’s homes subsidies by Friday afternoon

The order gives Epworth Children’s Homes and Bethany House Trust a “lifeline” until the end of September

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Brief | 31 May 2024

Violence erupts in Philippi on the eve of the elections

Protesters burn tyres, block roads, stone cars and set a bus alight. The car in which independent candidate Zackie Achmat was driving was shot at.

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Brief | 28 May 2024

Voters will be safe in Philippi, say community leaders and police

No repeat of last November’s disruption of registration process

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Brief | 28 May 2024