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

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

Wits students set up Palestinian solidarity encampment

University senate expected to meet this week

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Brief | 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

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

Concourt rules out R2-billion damages claim by Zimbabwean farmers

Afriforum, supporting the farmers, says it will continue the legal fight in other countries

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Law | 6 May 2024

Marchers say Yes! and No! to new cannabis law

The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill is awaiting the President’s signature to become law

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Brief | 6 May 2024

Workers hold vigil outside Gauteng health department, demanding permanent jobs

National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSAW) says workers will protest daily

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Brief | 2 May 2024

Jo’burg building fire survivors march to mayor’s office

Buildings in inner city remain in “complete state of neglect, dilapidation”, says campaign coordinator

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Brief | 26 April 2024

Widow’s shack demolished six times since September

100 shacks demolished by JMPD in Rabie Ridge on Saturday

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News | 24 April 2024

Court orders suspended Lotto secretary to pay punitive costs

Nompumelelo Nene failed in her bid to halt her disciplinary hearing

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Law | 23 April 2024