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Lester Kiewit

Koeberg could power on to 2044

After three decades’ use, South Africa’s only nuclear power plant could see its lifespan extended by 20 years — despite objections

Eviction spike as the lockdown relaxes

Housing tribunal data shows that tenants are increasingly in distress as landlords come knocking for the unpaid lockdown rent owed to them

MPs demand answers from Ramaphosa on Covid corruption

In a robust meeting of the hybrid sitting of National Assembly, President Cyril Ramaphosa met MPs face to face for the first time since questions over lockdown corruption arose

City of Cape Town condemns high court eviction ruling as a ‘dangerous precedent’

The City of Cape Town plans to appeal the damning lockdown evictions judgment, which it says will affect all municipalities battling housing shortages and illegal land occupations

High court declares the City of Cape Town’s lockdown evictions illegal

The South African Human Rights Commission and housing activists brought — and won — an application to halt lockdown demolitions of what the City of Cape Town said were unoccupied dwellings

SIU urged to act fast on Covid corruption, as more than 600 cases pile up

MPs want regular report-backs on the Special Investigating Unit’s probes into multibillion-rand Covid-19 corruption, with 658 contracts currently under investigation

South Africa goes to Covid-19 level 2 on Monday

President Ramaphosa drops most of the restrictions that have been in place for the last five months, citing ‘signs of hope’

Locked-down bars survive through gamblers’ luck

Forced to turn away drinkers, bars and pubs with slot machines have managed to keep their doors open during the tough national lockdown

Calls for climate change to top DA policy conference agenda

Some people in the Democratic Alliance apparently have a narrow view of what sustainability means, but voters are concerned about the climate crisis

Metro cops, SAPS clash over control

Tensions between the City of Cape Town and the police service over responsibilities mirrors the strain between national and local government

Covid plateau in Western Cape carries ‘be vigilant’ warning

The province has reported a drop in new infections, especially in densely populated areas such as Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Gugulethu, Nyanga and Manenberg.

Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

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