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EFF tackles apartheid legislation

While the ANC in Parliament found itself defending the presence of FW de Klerk at the State of the Nation address last week, the government was also — in court this time — defending an apartheid-era law

Hope for domestic workers

Proposed new legislation would make it possible for domestic workers to claim compensation for injury, illness or death on the job

Gautengers move to shacks and gated estates

Shacks have increased by 204.7% and gated houses by 248.8%, showing a widening gap in the kinds of homes built in the country’s most populous province

Police defence on Marikana falls flat

A report highlights inconsistencies that demand that the police should scrutinise their actions

Six years on, still no justice or closure for Marikana victims

As thousands of mining jobs are cut, families of striking workers slain in 2012 still await compensation and justice

A little light shines for Marikana

Widows have accepted the settlement offer because they have no fight left in them

Scramble for minerals leaves rural families homeless

Rural dwellers displaced in the pursuit of corporate profits lose far more than just their land

Senior police officials to appear in court for Marikana massacre

​Nine senior police officials are to appear in connection with the Marikana massacre― more than five years after the tragedy occurred

Life expulsion from Rhodes for ‘conduct beyond lawful boundaries’

​Two unnamed student activists have been expelled for life from Rhodes University, while protesting against rape culture at the university.

Evictees: Fattis was not a hijacked building, we owned property and rented legally

The City has until Thursday to file a report on the alternative accommodation for Fattis residents.

Mashaba points finger at civil society: #JhbFire ‘was bound to happen’

Mashaba said he knew the fire was going to happen according to findings he had collected, and blamed human rights lawyers

Landlords have to pay for housing for evicted people and other myths

We dispel some of these myths using what we already know when it comes to evictions and temporary alternative accommodation.

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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