Selling cigarettes helps buy food for their families, says one 12-year-old.
The line outside the offices in Long Street has been snaking for days as fewer staff are now expected to attend to even more people who need assistance.
‘We mourn the loss of this talented hero, who devoted his life to saving the lives of others,’ UP Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe said.
About 11,000 food parcels containing maize meal, loaves of bread, food hampers, soap, sanitiser and masks were distributed to residents of the Iterileng informal settlement near Laudium in Pretoria on Wednesday.
The positives include cleanliness, social skills, employment and leadership skills.
‘It is unacceptable that a South African citizen must fear the very people who are supposed to protect him,’ the SA National Editors’ Forum said.

Society Maimane, Vernon Philander join forces to distribute food, starting with ‘wors’

According to a pamphlet, the movement said braai wors was an ‘essential part of our culture’ but was missing from many food packs.

Society Presidency tried to shut us up, says advocate who wrote to Ramaphosa

‘If there was proper oversight and scrutiny, we would have had a more rational, less damaging lockdown. This is why the Constitution matters,’ said advocate Erin-Dianne Richards.

Society Tshwane pastor says cops scaled church wall to ‘arrest people’ – report

The cops also allegedly broke a large pot plant worth R1,000 and ‘it’s as though they wanted to catch us in the act’, the pastor said.

Society One in three adults in SA goes to bed hungry, reveals latest research

A large proportion of people are borrowing money from friends, family, employers, or mashonisas.

Society NGO, govt in fight over peanut-butter sandwiches for the poor

Cradle of Hope has been providing children and adults in need with fresh peanut-butter sandwiches every day, but the social development department has stopped them.

Society These are the guidelines to donate or deliver food parcels in Gauteng

Those who wish to distribute directly to communities must first obtain authorisation from the department.

Immigrants are living in fear and hunger, NGOs say

Premium Immigrants are living in fear and hunger, NGOs say

About 5% of their beneficiaries are undocumented immigrants who live in fear of xenophobic attacks even for the simple act of accepting free food.

Society SANBS partners with Facebook to woo blood donors

SANBS’s Zylvah Makola said South Africans over 18 years old will have the option to sign up as blood donors via the social media platform.

Covid-19 Women hit back at government for interfering with their soup kitchens

1000Women1Voice has written to the UN to complain that the state appears to be trying to take food out of the mouths of the most vulnerable.

Kwasa king drives around Limpopo villages using loudspeaker to tell people about Covid

Covid-19 Kwasa king drives around Limpopo villages using loudspeaker to tell people about Covid

South Africa’s self -proclaimed Kwasakwasa Dance King Maloabotsheba Steven Sefofa is taking coronavirus education to far-flung rural villages in Limpopo.

Covid-19 ‘I don’t want anyone to go through what we went through’ – son shares final farewell to dad

‘If you get infected, there will be no one to comfort you and say their goodbyes. Stay home. Wear your mask and sanitise.’

Society SAHRC investigating more than 200 lockdown complaints

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating more than 200 complaints related to the lockdown.

Society How to go about online shopping, deliveries

Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel late yesterday unlocked online shopping for consumers and traders for e-commerce.

Society One in five informal settlement residents has no access to water – study

There were also a lack of toilets and maintenance in Cape Town, Johannesburg and eThekwini.

today in print