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Ward councillors are key players

The politicisation of such an important element of democracy leaves residents frustrated and angry

Progress in health, human settlements and education

Masuelle highlighted improvements in delivery of services for education

​The state must invest in rental stock for people earning less than R3 200 a month

Informal settlements, ‘bad’ buildings and overcrowding will increase without this government intervention.

Eldorado Park was built on dreams, many of them shattered by government ineptitude

Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, is a place where buildings like Hillbrow Flats once reflected people’s hopes. But that was a long time ago.

North West government spent R54m on abandoned housing project

Despite a housing shortage in the area, R54-million has gone missing in a project that provincial leaders cancelled before completion.

Know your rights, says new government programme

The justice department's Amarightza programme aims to educate the public and officials about the socioeconomic rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

SA’s ‘sad story of housing’ – Lindiwe Sisulu

The housing delivery rate fell by 25% in the past five years and the backlog stands at 2.3-million, said Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Grootboom win a house of cards

This week, <b>Niren Tolsi<b>, looks at the transformative impact of Constitutional Court judgments in the communities which need it most.

Zuma teary-eyed over poverty

President Jacob Zuma said he was nearly reduced to tears when he saw a family's living conditions in a shack he visited in Orange Farm, Johannesburg.

Secret Joe Slovo rezoning plans

Western Cape housing minister Richard Dyantyi has applied to rezone land occupied by the informal settlement, despite residents opposing evictions.

Hostel eradication kicks off in Soweto

The launch of a hostel eradication programme in Soweto this week stirred speculation that the Gauteng government had been spurred into action by fears of further xenophobic outbursts.

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

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