V&A desalination debacle: Seawater 400% more polluted than City of Cape Town's tender data indicated

2019-05-27 06:23

Quality Filtrations Systems maintains that seawater feeding into the desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront is polluted by raw sewage from the Green Point outfall pipe and is sometimes up to 400% dirtier than specifications the City gave companies that tendered to build the plant.

Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

2019-05-17 10:06

The Department of Home Affairs has approached the United Nations Human Rights Council to help it clear the 150 000 refugee status appeals backlog.

'Dead' woman calls News24: 'Please tell Home Affairs I'm alive'

2019-05-17 06:04

A Johannesburg woman couldn't vote because she is "deceased", according to Home Affairs, but she can still pay taxes.

Lenasia South land occupiers and residents continue to clash amid deep-seated acrimony

2019-05-15 05:39

Clashes between Lenasia South Extension 4 residents and a group of land occupiers are far from over.

Top Gauteng govt official to be subpoenaed after no show at Alex Inquiry

2019-05-14 20:08

The South African Human Rights Commission says it will be motivating to subpoena a Director-General from Gauteng's provincial government who failed to appear before an inquiry investigating service delivery fuelled protests in Alexandra.

Land occupiers and Lenasia residents clash

2019-05-14 13:10

Lenasia South extension 4 is on a knife edge as residents are divided over land issue.

Alexandra shutdown had nothing to do with politics - residents tell SAHRC and Public Protector inquiry

2019-05-13 22:45

Land invaders and illegal structures are devaluing their properties and are at the heart of their protests, Alexandra residents told the South African Human Rights Commission and the Public Protector's office

Villagers in Port St Johns drink from murky pond water

2019-05-12 20:34

Ward councillor blames vandals, residents for community’s taps running dry.

'If this is freedom, then I don’t want it,' says Eastern Cape granny

2019-05-11 06:58

Nothembinkosi Nontsasa cuts a defeated figure, sitting outside her crumbling home in Dlibona village in the small Eastern Cape town of Flagstaff.

No ID? No problem! Home Affairs is open until 9pm

2019-05-08 10:14

If you find yourself without any form of ID on election day, you may still have a chance to make your cross.


Pietermaritzburg protesters injured after rubber bullets fired

2019-05-21 10:39

Police have used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse protesters during a community protest in Henley Village in Pietermaritzburg.

These children have to step over electricity cables to get to school

2019-05-17 08:17

Children at a Port Elizabeth primary school have to step over exposed electricity cables on their way to school every day.

EFF leader Julius Malema to be summoned to Alexandra Inquiry

2019-05-15 17:54

EFF leader Julius Malema is to be summoned by the South African Human Rights Commission to testify at its inquiry into the Alexandra protests, for encouraging his supporters to illegally occupy land.

JB Marks Municipality in the North West placed under administration

2019-05-15 05:24

The reasons for placing the municipality under administration are not clear, but it is understood that the reasons relate to service delivery challenges

City of Johannesburg tells Alexandra inquiry that it is delivering

2019-05-14 16:19

It is not true that the level of service delivery has dropped in embattled Alexandra, the City of Johannesburg has told the SA Human Rights Commission and the Office of the Public Protector.

'Dead' Pretoria woman 'alive' again after Home Affairs bungle, but husband still a 'widower'

2019-05-14 05:28

Renthia van Rensburg discovered the problem when her bank account and pension payments were frozen - home affairs had her declared as dead.

This is just 'a lot of boardroom talk' - Alex resident reacts to SAHRC, Public Protector inquiry

2019-05-13 13:10

A frustrated Alexandra resident says she doesn't have high hopes for the inquiry the SA Human Rights Commission and Public Protector are holding, to look into the community's plight.

Cape Town mosque holds emergency meeting over noise complaints

2019-05-12 09:44

Cape Town's famous Muir Street mosque, in District 6, has been hit with a noise complaint as its congregants mark the holy month of Ramadan.

Five years later, and residents are still waiting for tarred roads

2019-05-10 08:51

Five years after expecting stretches of gravel road spanning 23km to be upgraded, Lady Frere residents in the Eastern Cape continue to traverse this dangerous gauntlet, while the money for the project has been allocated elsewhere, GroundUp reports.

Tired of waiting for water, Ebaleni residents say they won't vote

2019-05-07 20:37

"How can I cast my vote when I'm still sharing stream water with dogs and cows?" asks Zwelihle Zimu.

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