Elderly woman grabs mic and gives deputy minister a piece of her mind

2017-11-17 21:25

An elderly woman with a crutch, who grew tired of listening to the Deputy Minister of Human Settlements at a community meeting in Khayelitsha, grabbed a roving microphone and gave the minister a piece of her mind.

eThekwini mayor at sports centre opening as community clashes with police

2017-11-16 20:06

eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede has snubbed protesting residents of Foreman Road informal settlement, whom she apparently promised building material, in favour of attending the opening of a sports centre.

16 adult, 26 stillborn corpses stranded in open trailer on Joburg highway

2017-11-15 15:14

Coffins containing the corpses of 16 adults and 26 stillborn babies have been left stranded on the M1 highway in Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department has said.

'Nowhere to hold my brother's funeral,' says pensioner waiting for a house

2017-11-15 07:20

Pensioner Mirriam Zondi says that when her brother, Mthokozisi, died "neighbours had to donate bricks so that I had a shelter to accommodate mourners".

Mother tells court how she found her son dead in school toilet

2017-11-14 11:11

The Chebeng community has turned out in force at the Limpopo High Court for the first day of the damages trial being brought against the state by the family of Michael Komape.

2-year-old killed, almost 1 000 displaced in Durban fire

2017-11-13 16:48

A massive blaze has razed a large part of the Foreman's Road Settlement in Clare Estate, killing a two-year-old, destroying more than 70 homes and displacing nearly 1 000 people.

Power: provincial versus municipal

2017-11-12 06:04

Service-delivery protests in the Midvaal Local Municipality have brought into focus the value of a supportive relationship between local and provincial spheres of government, writes Bongani Baloyi.

‘Missing wires’ mast tragedy

2017-11-12 06:01

A Soshanguve resident says one half-hearted attempt was made to fix a high-mast light that killed five children.

Government is 11 years past deadline to end bucket system

2017-11-10 13:28

A recent answer to a Parliamentary question has revealed that the government is still struggling to eradicate the bucket system and is unlikely to do so soon due to a lack of money.

Families live in fear below high-voltage lines

2017-11-09 08:23

Sondela informal settlement in Mfuleni sits between electricity pylons and directly beneath the power lines, but has no access to legal electricity. The settlement’s 250 shack dwellers also have no toilets.


Vital Eastern Cape clinic has only 1 doctor twice a month

2017-11-17 05:43

Close to eight villages in Nxarhuni outside Mdantsane in East London depend on Newlands Clinic, which has only one doctor who comes in twice a month, says a report.

'Pieces of flesh were coming off their bodies' – neighbour describes Foreman Road fire

2017-11-16 10:14

A Durban man has described how he and other neighbours tried to save a family of three from a fire, but it was too late.

Durban court ruling keeps Zuma pal sitting pretty

2017-11-15 11:05

Eight companies that have supplied lucrative security services to the Durban council over the past 13 years under a series of controversial contract extensions have booked yet another ride on the gravy train.

Unite Behind activists blame corruption for Cape's poor train services

2017-11-14 13:35

Unite Behind activists are protesting against the state of train services in Cape Town, saying dodgy tenders and corruption is draining money meant to fix issues rail commuters encounter daily.

No apology from department for death of boy who drowned in pit toilet

2017-11-14 07:16

Rosina Komape, the mother of Michael Komape, 5, who died after falling into a pit toilet in 2014, has to this day had no apology or assistance from the government.

Sassa mayhem: Govt officials hell-bent on CPS to dish out grants, says Nzimande

2017-11-12 20:53

Without mentioning any names, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande claims there are people in government fighting tooth and nail to keep social grants in the hands of Cash Paymaster Services.

Wounds that will not heal

2017-11-12 06:02

The family of little Michael Komape, who died after falling into a pit toilet at school, is preparing for a bruising battle with government, writes Lucas Ledwaba.

ConCourt gives Sassa 4 weeks to deliver full grants plan

2017-11-10 15:10

The Constitutional Court has this week delivered a number of new directives to the SA Social Security Agency as the clock keeps ticking in the pending social grants scheme takeover.

Desperate, waterless Ugu residents bath in the sea

2017-11-09 21:19

Residents in parts of the Ugu District Municipality have been without water for more than two weeks and some, who are still affected, have been trekking to the beaches so that they can bath in the sea.

Sassa should not have disqualified Post Office - Treasury letter

2017-11-08 15:35

A letter by National Treasury to acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bengu says the agency should not have disqualified the South African Post Office from three possible services in the social grants scheme.

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