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350% increase in trauma patients during alcohol unbanning

The Western Cape Department of Health has welcomed the reinstatement of the ban on alcohol sales, given the recent rise in alcohol-related traumas being reported at hospitals across the province. It comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the reimplementation of the ban in order to alleviate strain on the healthcare[…]

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City and SAHRC head to court over evictions

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHCR) has once again locked horns with the City of Cape Town over its treatment of poor and vulnerable communities. It comes as the SAHRC and the Legal Resources Centre filed a court application to obtain an interdict against all evictions during the lockdown,[…]

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Sh Seraj: ‘A colossus of knowledge, wisdom and adaab’

“South Africa has lost an intellectual jewel”. This was how family, friends, colleagues and students have described the demise of erudite scholar of Islam, Shaykh Seraj Hendricks, whose soul departed on Wednesday. Shaykh Seraj died aged 63 following a long battle against the coronavirus and spending weeks in hospital in[…]

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Food prices on the up amid adverse covid-19 effects

As the world come to grips with the Covid-19 pandemic and its adverse effects, many families in low-income households have noticed a steep price hike on everyday grocery items even while many have faced retrenchment packages or been unfairly dismissed. Programme Coordinator at the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group,[…]

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