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    Post Office strike halts payment to grant beneficiaries
    Post Office strike halts payment to grant beneficiaries
    Thousands of workers at the South African Post Office and Telkom downed tools on July 6 to demand higher wages. They are affiliated to the...
    Commuters hit by taxi fare hike
    Commuters hit by taxi fare hike
    "Only the poor man feels it," said Langelihle Ndaba from Mfume, a village in Umgababa, KwaZulu-Natal. She is one of many South Africans feeling the...
    What are the rules on boreholes? Can you use seawater to flush?
    What are the rules on boreholes? Can you use seawater to flush?
    GroundUp asked readers to send questions about the water crisis for the City of Cape Town to answer.
    Court rules in favour of mother tongue education
    Court rules in favour of mother tongue education
    Are bursary schemes which give preference to students who want to specialise in indigenous African languages and who come from rural areas...
    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.