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‘I don’t want my children to live like this’

During the last national elections in 2014, Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg, was the site of protests, sparked by service delivery woes

No free lunch in Bekkersdal, but try the breakfast buffet

Many unemployed youth in violence-stricken Bekkersdal are disillusioned with parties' promises of jobs and chose not to vote in this election.

Bekkersdal: Torched IEC tents raise alarm ahead of elections

Following ongoing service delivery protests, two IEC tents have been burnt in Bekkersdal on the eve of the elections, which residents vow to boycott.

ANC seeks answers over Bekkersdal violence

The ANC in Gauteng says it will investigate whether an armed man depicted in media reports on violent clashes in Bekkersdal is a member of the party.

ANC not to blame for Bekkersdal violence, says Xaba

The ANC says it was pelted with stones in Bekkersdal, resulting in its VIP protection retaliating. But residents there say otherwise.

Bekkersdal voting stations petrol bombed

The IEC said it is monitoring the situtation and will restore any damages to the voter registration stations as soon as possible.

Bekkersdal residents taken to court over illegal land occupation

Rand Uranium and Westonaria municipality have applied for a court interdict to halt Bekkersdal residents from occupying land illegally, says a report.

Help us reduce disorder at polling stations, pleads IEC

Following the closure of voting stations in Bekkersdal, the IEC's deputy chairperson says people have a duty to help with security at voting stations.

Voting stations closed in Bekkersdal

Seven voting stations have been closed down in Bekkersdal, in the West Rand, after violence broke ahead of voter registrations.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

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