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Abahlali BaseMjondolo accuses eThekwini Municipality of using the lockdown to ‘wage a war’ against the movement.Urban land read more
Government on Thursday lifted the ban on informal food traders selling during the lockdown, but in Umsinga, it was as if there had never been a ban in the first place.Rural development read more
Free State MEC for agriculture and rural development William Bulwane has stressed the importance of remaining vigilant and ensuring that the protection of agri-workers are given utmost consideration during the covid-19 lockdown. Bulwane visited ITAU Milling and Animal Feeds in Bloemfontein...Rural development read more
The City of Johannesburg has evicted 23 people who were illegally occupying its property in New Doornfontein, in the city centre.Urban land read more
She also appealed to borehole companies across the country to extend a helping hand by drilling boreholes for communities which were in desperate need of water.Urban land read more
Human settlements, water and sanitation minister Lindiwe Sisulu has asked municipalities to halt the eviction of citizens during the 21-day national lockdown.Urban land read more
South Africa’s 2020 wine grape crop will still yield exceptional wines despite uncertainty at first considering South Africa’s lockdown practices, says industry body Vinpro. The industry is harvesting the last few thousand tonnes of crops across ten wine regions in the country, owing to a last-minute concession from government for the industry to continue harvesting and winemaking activities during the country’s lockdown ending April 16.Rural development read more
When Vasco da Gama anchored off the mouth of the Limpopo River in 1498, he named it Espiritu Santo. Around 520 years later, a Chinese businessman wanted by Interpol would do a deal with the South African government to build an 8,000ha Special Economic Zone on the river’s southern bank. The dealmakers would keep many secrets from the ancestral claimants to the land, including their unholy plans for a coal-fired power station.Rural development read more
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