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    Students shut down University of Zimbabwe
    Students shut down University of Zimbabwe
    Students at the University of Zimbabwe shut down their institution on Monday, demanding the removal of President Robert Mugabe.
    Fears of more school disruptions in Limpopo
    Fears of more school disruptions in Limpopo
    A top-level Committee meeting at Parliament on Tuesday heard that another shutdown could happen soon again in the volatile region of Vuwani,...
    Rent owed to City goes from R3,400 to R260,000 in one month
    Rent owed to City goes from R3,400 to R260,000 in one month
    Vendors on the Grand Parade in Cape Town are looking for answers after their monthly rentals went up by extremely large amounts with no explanation...
    Marikana community patrollers face continued attacks after deadly shooting
    Marikana community patrollers face continued attacks after deadly shooting
    A leader of a community-initiated patrol group in the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East said they have become “tired of begging”...
    The fate of Cape’s evicted
    The fate of Cape’s evicted
    Community leader Magdalene Minnaar says the City of Cape Town’s plans to expand Wolwerivier by 4 500 houses were not discussed with existing...
    Commuters rebel as Metrorail fails
    Commuters rebel as Metrorail fails
    Commuters at Cape Town’s central train station toyi-toyed, destroyed two cell phone shops, smashed glass, stoned a bus and burnt trains in...
    Dlamini lied, says Sassa chief executive
    Dlamini lied, says Sassa chief executive
    Thokozani Magwaza, chief executive officer of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), has applied to the Constitutional Court for...
    Gupta company fails to pay R4.2m clinic bill
    Gupta company fails to pay R4.2m clinic bill
    Optimum Coal Mine has failed to pay a R4.2 million invoice to a company contracted to build a new state-of-the-art public health clinic.
    ANC branch chair, kids survive hail of bullets in alleged political attack at home
    ANC branch chair, kids survive hail of bullets in alleged political attack at home
    Nonhlanhla Khumalo, the ANC Machibisa branch chairperson in Ward 22, Pietermaritzburg, fears for her life and her family's safety after their home...
    Spotlight on social grants: The good, the bad and the confusing
    Spotlight on social grants: The good, the bad and the confusing
    But the R9-billion monthly social grant payment is not managed by the state: it has been outsourced to Net1, which owns the companies that pay out...
    Spotlight on social grants: Sassa's bid to stop illegal deductions
    Spotlight on social grants: Sassa's bid to stop illegal deductions
    The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is working to get this money refunded. But according to the Black Sash, the system Sassa has set...
    Net1 - the company that runs the social grant payment system
    Net1 - the company that runs the social grant payment system
    Net1's goals are ambitious and include providing a system through which “the billions of unbanked and under-banked people in the world” can...