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This sequence of photos illustrates the terrible sanitation problems in Masi, despite the same problems being reported repeatedly for months. This toilet block in Z Section is one example. The outlet pipes at the back of the toilets are old and cracked. Sewerage leaks out and because of this the Community pile up sand etc to […]

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Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights, Claim Your Rights

The purpose of this handbook – Know your Rights, Claim your Rights – is to provide a straightforward overview of the Constitution of South Africa; to set out the basic constitutional rights and responsibilities of all South African citizens and to assist in drawing the attention of civil society to the remedies available when their rights have […]

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Basic Education in South Africa - Accountability

Basic Education Litigation

Read the founding papers in the court case in which the government is sued by Jean Pease and the Progressive Principals Association to secure delivery of the right to basic education. The case focuses on the promotion of early childhood development, the professionalization of teachers, securing delivery of textbooks and other learning materials on time, […]

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Fracking in the Karoo - Accountability

Fracking In The Karoo – A Scary Story

  A novel but functional alliance has been created between Afriforum and the well- known international prize winning lobby group called Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TAG). The similarity in acronym with the better know Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) grouping that succeeded in weaning the South African government off AIDS denialism and into the state […]

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The way to accountability in South Africa

Has The Tide Turned On President Zuma?

It is beyond question that the presidency of Jacob Zuma, shortly after the start of his second term, is sailing in murky and troubled waters. His role in the Nkandla debacle and the Lesotho coup are but the latest in a series of events which must have his spin-doctor, Mac Maharaj, tearing his hair out […]

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A Capital Design Made In The Design Capital

Meeting herbalist Xoma Ayobi is a peculiarly South African experience. When his neighbours in Hangberg, the fishing village part of Hout Bay, were temporarily relocated in a soulless line of wood and iron structures so that new housing could be built, Ayobi refused to move, with good reason too. He has a couple of horses, […]

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