Hitchhiking may not be safe but neither are taxis and it is cheaper too. Obviously this does not go well with taxi owners and drivers sice it affects their business. Many hitchhikers accuse taxi operators of approaching them rudely and forcing them to use the taxi rank.
Political killings continue unabated in KZN and more especially in Glebelands Hostels in Umlazi. Vanessa Burger asks all the open questions about the violence, all evidence and circumstances of which point to a particularly toxic trajectory of the ANC.
Toilet cleaners in East London are complaining about bad working conditions. Working under the Expanded Public Works Programme, the cleaners, the majority of them women, say they do not get protective gear and sometimes have to buy cleaning materials themselves. Some work without an uniform.
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“This is very frustrating. I just thank God that I do not have children otherwise they were going to suffer just like me. I’m being treated as a stranger in my own country. I feel like I do not belong here because I do not have anything that identifies me as South African”
Research and non-governmental organisations that focus on policing have warned that the crime statistics do not reveal the extent of crime in the country but are only about reported crimes. This follows the release of national crime statistics on Tuesday by the Minister of Police.
Three suspects arrested for the rape and murder of Zanele Sandlana briefly appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The trio, aged 25, 33 and 35, appeared in front of magistrate Vernon Tjantjies.
Elithsa meets speaks to women whose husbands died as a result of their work in the mines. Living in conditions of dire poverty, they support the campaign to unlock the benefits due to former mineworkers – and to their families.
It is no longer business as usual for people trading in chickens along Govan Mbeki Road in Philippi as a results of the avian influenza outbreak.
The Shoprite workers dismissed from the Pelican Park Cente supermarket picketed outside the shopping centre in Cape Town on Friday. They have galvanized support from activists and community members, and have started a crowd funding initiative to sustain their struggle.