Legal experts have questioned the interdict granted to a group of Eastern Cape farmers, saying it unjustifiably limits the farm workers’ constitutional right to speak out against alleged poor treatment.
Publishers are citing tough financial circumstances as the reason for retrenchments, blaming the shift to online consumption of news. Instead of seeking new business models, journalists are being laid off.
A group of men armed with crude weapons made their way through the inner city, breaking and looting, in the wake of police raids in which refugees and other migrants were rounded up and their goods confiscated at gun point.
Residents farming tracts of municipal land around Uitenhage are struggling with minimal equipment and water while the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality drags its feet on an urban agriculture policy that could help.
Gender-based violence is escalating as the social crisis deepens. While researchers call for a practical intervention for men, some activists want a special council that could become a powerful platform for survivors.