Councillor denies giving people permission to occupy land in Johannesburg

The occupiers are mostly backyarders and tenants who say they could no longer afford to pay rent or buy a house. They have been clearing the open field for a week now.

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News | 24 May 2024

Court orders Gauteng government to pay non-profit organisations

The provincial social development department must provide funding contracts to successful organisations by the end of May

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Law | 23 May 2024

Tshwane abandons Marry Me settlement: Broken promises leave 450 families in limbo

City says the land is private and is not in the process of being formalised

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Brief | 21 May 2024

Joburg protesters demand library opens immediately

“There is no democracy without books” says Wits professor who joins calls for an end to the City library’s four-year closure

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Brief | 20 May 2024

Hundreds picket outside Gauteng social development offices

Protest highlights the catastrophic mess the department has made of funding for non-profit organisations

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News | 17 May 2024

PRASA has failed to fix East Rand train stations

From Boksburg to Springs, stations remain in ruins

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News | 17 May 2024

Dozens of shacks demolished in Midrand

Shackdwellers say they’ll keep rebuilding because they have nowhere else to go

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News | 14 May 2024

Wits students set up Palestinian solidarity encampment

University senate expected to meet this week

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Brief | 14 May 2024

Thousands of people abandoned as the Gauteng Social Development Department implodes

Vulnerable people are being failed by an inefficient and corrupt department

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GroundView | 14 May 2024

Workers march against looming retrenchments at Sibanye-Stillwater

Unions call for resignation of top management and the CEO Neal Froneman

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News | 13 May 2024

Gauteng government rejects request for public-funding information

GroundUp asked for details of billions of rands in grants the Department of Social Development paid to non-profit organisations

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News | 10 May 2024

Gauteng funding crisis: Disability organisations face closure

Department of Social Development has not finalised contracts with organisations providing vital services

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News | 10 May 2024

Unpaid school uniform makers occupy Gauteng social development offices

Sewing co-operatives delivered thousands of school uniforms to learners in need, but the department is disowning them

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News | 9 May 2024

Government payment delay forces Joburg’s biggest food bank to close

But the Department of Social Development claims the delay is caused by investigations into the food banks

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News | 8 May 2024

Protesters demand Wits take public stand on Gaza

Calls for “academic boycott of apartheid Israel”

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Brief | 8 May 2024