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Grinding hardships persist with no help in sight

Unimaginable levels of poverty in far-flung rural villages in South Africa are not being addressed by local councillors who are supposed to help improve the lives of residents in their wards

Eastern Cape preschool affected by toxic environment

A dumping site near the school is hazardous to pupils, who are forced into hot, crowded classrooms often targeted by criminals. The municipality says it cannot help

New Covid-19 grant, old Sassa problems

A sharp increase in the number of social grant recipients after the introduction of the special grant during the pandemic has exacerbated the strained grant payment system

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