Government

“A state of destruction”: Activists gather at SONA to demand an end to rolling blackouts

President Ramaphosa announces state of disaster to deal with energy crisis during his State of the Nation Address this evening

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News | 9 February 2023

Appeal Court finds Cape Town’s emergency housing programme is not unconstitutional

Although it overturned the High Court ruling, the SCA granted the same relief

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Law | 6 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

Mantashe’s axing of Peter Becker was unconstitutional, rules court

Becker served on the National Nuclear Regulatory Board

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Law | 20 January 2023

Court rules on unwed fathers

Judge says regulation on registration of unwed fathers without documents on children’s birth certificates is “irrational” and unconstitutional

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Law | 16 January 2023

Nearly R2 billion for apartheid reparations is unspent

The President’s Fund is growing as apartheid’s victims wait

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News | 12 December 2022

Sex workers tell minister police rape, rob and abuse them

Bill to decriminalise sex work released

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Brief | 9 December 2022

Domestic workers urge Ramaphosa to sign compensation bill into law

The legislation was sent to the president more than two months ago

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Brief | 2 December 2022

Why is government taking so long to finalise water standards?

Much needed legislation has not moved since 2017. It’s up to us, the public, to put pressure on our elected leaders to finish the job.

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Opinion | 18 November 2022

Protesters sleep outside Constitutional Court, demanding apartheid reparations

More than 150 people have been braving the weather for weeks

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News | 15 November 2022

Government officials cannot hide behind the sub judice rule

It’s not an excuse for failing to answer difficult questions

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Law | 14 October 2022

There’s nothing here to vandalise, Dunoon residents tell officials on anti-vandalism drive

Don’t lecture us about “water is life” when we have no water, says activist

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News | 10 October 2022

Two teachers’ unions agree to 3% wage increase

SADTU and NAPTOSA reluctantly accept government offer

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Brief | 6 October 2022

Plett boy electrocuted at sports stadium

Family of five-year-old Bradlin Jacobs blames Bitou Municipality for not fixing vandalised electrical box

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News | 27 September 2022

Ekurhuleni family demands investigation after baby exposed to police teargas

They claim police threw the container into the property while chasing protesters

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News | 21 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