25,000 people live in Tshwane’s squalid apartheid hostels

Broken windows, filthy and broken toilets, terrible stink: the hostels are crumbling and there’s no money to fix them

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News | 16 November 2022

Man spent two years in prison before charges were dropped

He contracted HIV and was forcibly tattooed while in jail. Now he has been awarded R2-million in damages.

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Law | 10 November 2022

Gauteng government backtracks on housing promises

From a “mega project” to an “upgrade”: Marikana Soutpan families are still waiting

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News | 2 November 2022

The Mamelodi hostel where “Emzini Wezinsizwa” was filmed is a mess

Site of hit 1990s SABC comedy series has no electricity

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News | 25 October 2022

Homeless: Hundreds volunteer to count people living on the streets of Tshwane

This will help give more accurate data and steps needed to assist homeless people in the metro

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News | 21 October 2022

Call for Treasury to tax the rich to pay for a Basic Income Grant

“Government has ignored poor and marginalised people for too long”

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News | 18 October 2022

Meet Eric Poku, the “Shoe Doctor” of central Pretoria

Cobbler has been stitching the inner city’s shoes for twenty years

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News | 12 October 2022

EFF branch chair encourages land occupation in Tshwane

The party has “allocated” 439 plots on municipal land in Ga-Rankuwa Industrial area to people

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Brief | 30 September 2022

PRASA’s deadline looms for fixing Pretoria’s ruined train stations

Stations on the Pienaarspoort to Pretoria line are supposed to be fixed by December. Some progress has been made.

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News | 28 September 2022

Government has snubbed us here in Gomora, says 72-year-old Samson Maleka

No toilets, no water, no electricity in Tshwane settlement after 18 years

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News | 28 September 2022

Education department investigates abuse allegations against Pretoria school

Parents allege the school has ignored complaints of sexual harassment, corporal punishment and assault

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Brief | 22 September 2022

Lack of fuel brings Tshwane buses to a stop

Union says those responsible must be punished

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Brief | 21 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

Tshwane women turn rubbish dump into vegetable garden

“We wanted to do something positive”

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Brief | 9 September 2022

Pretoria families live in fear of eviction

About 300 people in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria East, live on land owned by the City of Tshwane

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News | 31 August 2022

Unemployed father fixes potholes to feed his family

Eric Nsembene get donations from motorists and taxi drivers for filling in potholes in Mamelodi

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Brief | 31 August 2022