SOCIETY

Childcarers paid at last by Social Development

Many early childhood development centres have been starved of funds since March

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21 October 2020

Immigrant shop owners ruthlessly exploited by protection rackets

“This is the life we live … If we do not pay, they send nyaope boys to my shop to start a toyi-toyi”

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15 October 2020

The “Angels” who open their homes to children in need

These volunteers offer after-school care to hundreds of children

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8 October 2020

Meet Plett’s happy dogs

Volunteers feed 250 pets from informal settlements every Saturday

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3 September 2020

Street kids lose out as restaurants close

StreetSmart sees massive drop in donations collected through restaurant bills

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13 August 2020

“GBV is a pandemic. Do something about it!”

Hundreds protest against violence against women at Parliament

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30 June 2020

People who have recovered from Covid-19 say they are stigmatised

“No one visited our house anymore. So we left Port Elizabeth”

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12 June 2020

Family left without breadwinner after methanol poisoning deaths

Six men from Masiphumelele died last week after drinking homemade beer they bought

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8 June 2020

“A bridge for my sweetheart”

Amos Khumalo built a footbridge for his community in Soweto

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5 June 2020

Angry mob parades 18-year-old “thief” through Uitenhage streets

“I beat her by myself instead of the crowd doing it” says father

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27 May 2020

School children sell cigarettes to help parents make ends meet

“Selling cigarettes helps buy food for my family,” says 12-year-old

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20 May 2020

Homemade alcoholic brew finds a market as prices soar

“People are bored of sitting at home doing nothing”

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19 May 2020

Covid-19: Tsakane’s pineapple beer joints are doing a roaring trade

“I always carry a mask with me but sadly I must take it off to drink my beer”

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8 May 2020

Years long feud between villages claims life of 19-year-old

“This is the first death, but these boys are causing each other serious injuries” says Eastern Cape village chief

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22 April 2020

Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats

Civil society network feeding more than 1,300 children in Lavender Hill and surrounds

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17 April 2020

Covid-19: George residents thankful for its many soup kitchens

About 80 feeding schemes are operating during the lockdown, many from people’s backyards

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7 April 2020