Homeless People

Police burn ID’s of would-be voters

Women denied their right to vote after police burn ID books

Down and out in the Mother City

Homeless people and addicts have moved to the city centre because it’s safer and they are not harassed as much

‘I can’t do anything to protect myself’: Homeless women on dangers they face

The Daily Vox asked some women who spend most of their day on Durban’s streets whether they feel safe.

Dignity faces off against fair play in Berea eviction Catch-22

The Concourt has been asked to find a balance between developers and occupants – again.

There’s no place like home for queer youth kicked out by their families

Many young LGBTI people live on the streets after they’ve ‘come out’ and been rejected.

Scrap collectors join the #FeesMustFall fight

Street people say they felt honour-bound to assist the priest shot by police, who has cared for them.

No escape from streets of despair

She has been a spectator long enough to have heard how the world should be, and the reasons it is not, and the excuses of why it cannot be made so.

The grotesque power of privilege

The hunt for a homeless man generates existential questions.

Clean sweep of the poor is not constitutional

In its bid to rid the city's intersections of beggars and traders, Jo'burg is criminalising the poor.

The streets where homelessness, abuse and mental illness meet

With almost 50% of homeless people suffering from mental illnesses, according to a study, we spoke to four people who live on Durban's streets.

Lwandle report handed to Sisulu

The work of Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's inquiry into the eviction of 800 families from Sanral land is complete. Now she will review its recommendations.

Barcelona’s homeless profit from handwritten fonts

A project to turn the handwritten signs of the city's rough sleepers into fonts is raising funds for a foundation that cares for the homeless.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it