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.


Brief | 6 June 2024

Village activists take Marikana mining company to court

Tharisa Mines is trying to gag us, say Oridile Kgatea and Rodney Kotsedi


Law | 1 May 2024

Hundreds protest in Madibeng over water and electricity

The ward councillor took refuge in a house and refused to come out, fearing for his life.


Brief | 25 July 2023

Taps run dry in Madibeng village once again

Hundreds of Itireleng village residents depend on one communal tank for water


Brief | 7 July 2023

Board member’s abandoned farm business soaked up R4.6-million in Lottery funds

Family and a friend of William Huma are directors of the company that got the grant


News | 18 May 2023

In these North West towns there’s no escape from sewage, not even after death

Municipalities’ water and sanitation failure violates Constitution, SAHRC finds


News | 8 May 2023

R15m for 5-night show - the Tsotsi star’s Lottery-funded musical

Part one in a series about the Southern African Youth Movement and the Lottery


News | 12 December 2022

Freedom Road – an empty promise

For years Madibeng Municipality has said it will fix Itireleng’s main thoroughfare, but nothing has been done


Brief | 29 November 2022

Court orders compensation of R375,000 to families of learners who drowned on school outing

Judge finds that “insufficient steps were taken to safeguard the learners”


News | 17 October 2022

Villagers have to dig for water because municipality fails to deliver

Water and Sanitation Department says long-awaited Mogogelo bulk water project has finally been completed


News | 12 October 2022

Money for school pays for Lottery boss’s golf estate home

Lottery grant was meant to rebuild a Limpopo school that burned down during protests


Feature | 28 July 2022

After 9 months, relief for thirsty Madibeng villagers

Water supply restored after Madibeng Municipality settles R155-million of its enormous debt to the City of Tshwane


Brief | 26 July 2022

Eskom goes after delinquent municipality’s bank accounts

City of Matlosana Local Municipality in North West owes Eskom over R800-million


Law | 18 July 2022

North West town is drowning in rubbish

Ward councillor blames inactive Madibeng Local Municipality for not cleaning up Hebron


Brief | 6 July 2022

Residents have been without running water for eight months in this town

The Madibeng mayor told protesters that the municipality is broke and can’t pay back its more than R200-million debt to the City of Tshwane.


Brief | 28 June 2022

Police are overstretched and understaffed in the North West

“Those responsible for the community’s safety have failed us” says resident


Brief | 23 May 2022