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Who gets the shot, who gets the shaft?

The vaccine can break the surge cycle, if the poor and the newly poor are prioritised

Most Gauteng, Western Cape schools in hotspots

Out of more than 25 000 schools in the country, 8 047 were in hotspots and 6 995 of these were public schools. And most of Gauteng’s and the Western Cape’s schools are in hotspots

Relocation rears its head: Bringing de-densification home in Alexandra

About 1 600 families in the Stjwetla shack settlement in Alexandra, Johannesburg are standing on the verge of seismic change. This is one of their stories

Workers battle for UIF payouts

Snarl-ups at the Unemployment Insurance Fund and bosses not assisting employees worsens people’s suffering

An end to police and army brutality is still urgent – Khosa family

The family of Collins Khosa, who died after police and army personnel assaulted him, says the easing of the lockdown does not spell the end of police abuse of power

Alexandra’s black market for booze under lockdown

Underground liquor has a long history in South Africa. Its next chapter is being written under the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown

Remembering David Koloane

His work as a curator, teacher and mentor cemented his role as a hands on, revered voice in Africa’s artistic landscape.

Linda Twala — the father of the nation of Alex

​Linda Twala was born to one of the original residents of Alexandra. He is now known as the father of Alex, a title he takes very seriously

Black people must be free to articulate their anger at the theft of their land

The equality court ruling that the slogan ‘Land or Death’ is hate speech sets a dangerous precedent

Maile launches probe into Mashaba’s ‘stolen’ Alex renewal project files claim

The Human Settlement MEC has initiated a probe into Mayor Herman Mashaba’s claims that a government official stole Alex Renewal Project files

Immediate priorities for Ramaphosa and the sixth Parliament

South Africa faces a host of problems that the new administration must attend to with urgency

Alex citizens just want it ‘to be nice’

Alexandra citizens are struggling, with housing woes and unkept promises making life difficult for them

Whose responsibility is it anyway

A 2018 survey found that 51% of Gauteng residents don’t know which sphere is responsible for water and sanitation services

Tyresome lower-case tornado

Tony Yengeni’s tweet implied Mashaba should be necklaced. He has been widely criticised for this, and the DA has laid a charge.

Despair drives #AlexShutDown

Women who have lived in the township for decades have no access to proper housing, services and politicians

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Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

Inmates comprise a vulnerable group in society and they are meant to receive Covid-19 vaccines earlier than the general population. This has sparked debate locally and globally

Can you get reinfected with Covid-19? SA has ‘4 000 potential reinfections’

Although the new strain 501Y.V2 of the virus has spread 50% more rapidly, current evidence shows that it is not more severe than the one experienced in the first wave

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