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Mother challenges home affairs
Mother challenges home affairs
Chantel* was only 15 years old when she hopped the Eswatini-South African border in early 2007. She says she lived her whole life in an orphanage...
Sexual harassment in the workplace: A symptom of a larger system of power gone rogue
Sexual harassment in the workplace: A symptom of a larger system of power gone rogue
In the past year, the public-interest sector was shaken up by a number of reports of sexual harassment against women, allegedly perpetrated by...
Pupils still forced to walk to class
Pupils still forced to walk to class
Parents in the Eastern Cape have to pay R500 a month for private transport to ferry their children to school, even though they qualify for...
Class action win for SGB teachers
Class action win for SGB teachers
An Eastern Cape high court has ordered a class action for teachers in the province who were employed in teaching posts paid for by school governing...
​Elders cry over land court setback
​Elders cry over land court setback
When 104-year-old Zabalaza Mshengu died three weeks ago, he had not seen justice. His comrades, with whom he had been fighting a protracted legal...
Miners can register for silicosis, TB claims online
Miners can register for silicosis, TB claims online
A website and Facebook page have been launched to assist mineworkers and their families in registering their claims for silicosis and tuberculosis...
LRC allows 'harasser' to resign
LRC allows 'harasser' to resign
The Legal Resources Centre (LRC) has allowed an alleged sexual harasser to resign without public censure — despite an independent investigation upholding the evidence of his accusers....
Labour tenants to be first in line
Labour tenants to be first in line
Labour tenants, who work for a landowner in exchange for the right to use a portion of the land for their sustenance, could be the first beneficiaries of the government’s policy to expropriate land without compensation....
Labour tenants reach shaky agreement with the department
Labour tenants reach shaky agreement with the department
Labour tenants fighting for their right to acquire ancestral land have finally reached a memorandum of understanding with the department of rural...
Tortured Mangaung prisoners seek justice
Tortured Mangaung prisoners seek justice
British security firm G4S, which runs Bloemfontein’s Mangaung prison, has denied lawyers access to a prisoner who claims to have been shot in the...
Special Investigating Unit to probe Eastern Cape education
Special Investigating Unit to probe Eastern Cape education
On June 24 President Jacob Zuma signed a proclamation authorising the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate what has been described as...
A lesson in shifting the teacher vacancies blame
A lesson in shifting the teacher vacancies blame
The Eastern Cape education department has still not filled hundreds of vacant teacher posts, and is blaming its failure to do so on the schools...

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