[GroundUp] National and provincial human settlements departments say NU29 housing project is responsibility of the municipality
[Daily Maverick] The clampdown on lockdown is strict. But what happens when you run out of groceries or need to make an urgent trip to the pharmacy? The rules say in that case, you're allowed to leave the house, but the experience of a Mitchells Plain resident shows you might just end up in jail.
[Daily Maverick] Things changed overnight in South Africa on 25 March, and it won't be the last time it does. Daily Maverick's Daily Digest will provide the essential bits of information about Covid-19 in South Africa and the world each day. Please do read on to understand these issues more deeply.
South Africa: COVID-19: Police Shut Immigrant-owned Spaza Shops After Minister's Xenophobic Statement
[GroundUp] Open shops for us to buy locally and obey lockdown, say township residents
[New Frame] As South Africa navigates the uncharted waters of its lockdown, what it holds for people confined to densely populated and under-serviced shack settlements is of grave concern.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Our response to COVID-19 crisis will be critical to building the cities and communities of tomorrow
[Vanguard] Lagos -Motorists and commuters plying the ever-busy Apapa-Oshodi Expressway have continued to bear pains of government's neglect of the expressway for decades, following the worsening condition of the road.
South Africa: Lockdown - Gauteng's Homeless People 'Have Rights' and Won't Be Forced Into Shelters - Lesufi
[News24Wire] Homeless people in Tshwane and Johannesburg will not be forced to move into shelters during the 21-day lockdown, according to Gauteng's acting social development MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
[This Day] Ado-Ekiti and Makurdi -The Benue State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has recommended the suspension of all church and wedding activities in the state as a proactive measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
[News24Wire] If you are someone who frequents Corlett Drive in Johannesburg, you might have noticed a strange sight at Wanderers Stadium on Thursday.
[GroundUp] Informal sector workers' plea to be included in UIF provisions during the lockdown
[This Day] Ours is a really funny country.
[Daily Maverick] Viruses spread faster in densely populated urban areas and, in a nation defined by inequality, the poor are most at risk. Gauteng, South Africa's smallest yet most populous province, is the epicentre in the country's Covid-19 battle and Premier David Makhura is ready to take 'extraordinary measures' to limit the virus's impact.
[Daily Maverick] The inhumane conditions that most South African residents are subjected to in their daily lives will continue to deepen as the coronavirus spreads.
[GroundUp] Residents of Esibaneni in Mfuleni, Cape Town, want the City of Cape Town to block access to an illegal dumping site near their houses.
South Africa: National Lockdown - Family Ties Too Strong As People Head Home in Spite of Call to Remain in Gauteng
[News24Wire] A recent plea by Gauteng premier David Makhura for all residents to remain in the province during the 21-day lockdown has fallen on deaf ears.
[New Frame] In the Western Cape, residents from townships and shack settlements are seeking ways to minimise the spread of the coronavirus. But they still need government aid and support.
[GroundUp] More than 10,000 people across the Western Cape have participated in the ongoing housing demand database (HDD) drive, but some residents have raised concerns with the waiting period for a house.
[GroundUp] "Everybody says that the most vulnerable will be protected but what has the government done to make sure the most vulnerable have access to water?"
South Africa: 'The City Has Condemned Us to Death,' Says Khayelitsha Resident After Water Turned Off
[Daily Maverick] Khayelitsha residents are demanding that their taps be turned back on before lockdown starts on Thursday night. With hygiene and sanitation already in dire straits in township communities, residents say water cuts are putting them at further risk of Covid-19.
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