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Dire shortage of school places for autistic children

There are currently 133 children on the waiting list at Quest School for Learners with Autism, the only public specialist school in Gqeberha

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News | 3 February 2023

Here’s what the Zimbabwean embassy says about the expiry of the ZEP

The ambassador encouraged voluntary repatriation. But he also criticised the way Zimbabweans are being denied public services in South Africa.

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News | 3 February 2023

Gqeberha shack dwellers demand houses after waiting 24 years

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality promises serviced sites

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News | 3 February 2023

Man who was dragged naked from his shack to sue City of Cape Town

“[They] treated me like a dog” says Bulelani Qolani

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News | 2 February 2023

Home Affairs accused of violating children’s rights

The department has refused to register dozens of children in Musina in cases where one of their parents is undocumented

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News | 2 February 2023

Cape Town’s beaches are dirtier than they seem

Several beaches were closed over the holidays, but test results show that water quality at some other beaches is even worse

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News | 2 February 2023

Commuters relieved as trains return to one of Cape Town’s busiest stations

PRASA says services in Parow will only be available during the week for now.

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News | 2 February 2023

Operation Dudula accused of targeting children

Asked to comment, spokesperson swears at GroundUp reporter and slams down phone

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News | 1 February 2023

Corruption-buster found not guilty of all charges levelled at her by PRASA

Martha Ngoye vindicated as holes poked in testimony of PRASA’s witness

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News | 1 February 2023

Labour Court sets aside dismissal of immigrant lecturers

Port Elizabeth TVET College ordered to explain its action in court

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News | 1 February 2023

Final decisions on fishing rights only in October

Many fishers will be left stranded for months while waiting

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News | 1 February 2023

Protesters block main road in Cape Town, demanding electricity

“Councillors fool us during election campaigns”

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News | 31 January 2023

Murdered Khayelitsha woman’s family say justice system failed them

Bongani Ngadleka found not guilty of fatally stabbing Phelokazi Mqathanya

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News | 31 January 2023

Major development planned for Cape Town’s derelict Strandfontein Pavilion

About 1,200 residential units, including subsidised housing, as well as retail and recreational facilities are proposed

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News | 31 January 2023

“Poo protests” turn violent in Gqeberha

Toilets have not been cleaned for weeks in a number of informal settlements according to the protesters

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News | 31 January 2023

“Rebuild Pollsmoor prison” says TB expert

Prof Linda-Gail Bekker spoke at the first GroundUp/Bertha House “Science for the People” seminar

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News | 30 January 2023