Articles for Masego Mafata

Not much sign of “houses, security and comfort” where the Freedom Charter was signed

Behind Walter Sisulu Square are crumbling houses and crowded informal settlements

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Feature | 5 April 2022

Parole backlog piling up on minister’s desk

Prisoners spend years in jail beyond their minimum detention periods waiting for parole

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News | 30 March 2022

Protest against xenophobia goes ahead after court overturns ban

Marchers call for Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi to step down

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News | 26 March 2022

Eviction orders not in line with Constitution, says legal organisation

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute says that Johannesburg’s Central Magistrate’s Court is often not applying the relevant laws

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Law | 25 March 2022

PRASA has let Johannesburg train stations crumble into ruins

“Without a functioning train service, we are trapped here,” says Kliptown resident

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News | 17 March 2022

Doctors picket outside crisis-ridden hospital

More than 800 posts to be scrapped at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

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News | 10 March 2022

Doctors are having to bring food for patients at Bara Hospital

Food supplies run out and medical waste piles up as hospital reaches “crisis point”

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News | 10 March 2022

Heavy police presence in Alexandra after immigrant shops closed down

Police have arrested six people following clashes on Monday

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News | 8 March 2022

Deadline for nominations to National Lotteries Commission board

Individuals, institutions and civil society have until Monday 7 March to apply

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News | 7 March 2022

No work, no pay: Clover workers feeling the pinch as strike enters fourth month

Despite the loss of their earnings, striking workers are determined not to give up their demands

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News | 2 March 2022

Soweto youths turn dumpsite into thriving food garden

The pair say their garden has become a hub for locals, with many community meetings now held there

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News | 1 March 2022

Blind DJ feels the music as he spins the decks

Raeez Kuhn aka DJ Eezo from Eldorado Park says his dream is to become a headlining DJ

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News | 25 February 2022

Activists launch movement against xenophobia

Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia was started on Saturday in response to Operation Dudula threatening and attacking immigrants

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News | 21 February 2022

Open Charlotte Maxeke Hospital now, demand health workers

Province offers reason for why more money was not made available to hospitals that picked up the additional patient load

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News | 20 February 2022

Charlotte Maxeke closure is placing “severe strain” on Helen Joseph

The Gauteng Department of Health has taken over the reconstruction of the hospital from the provincial Department of Infrastructure Development

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News | 18 February 2022

No secure access to water in Limpopo villages in spite of Lindiwe Sisulu’s R143m pledge

About R105 million has been spent, R43 million of it on water tankers

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News | 18 February 2022