Articles by Masego Mafata

The minister, the Lottery boss and the luxury R5.6 million home

The strange story of the house Fikile Mbalula offered to buy

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29 November 2021

Long queues at Home Affairs in spite of minister’s promise

But provincial manager claims “Home Affairs has declared war on queues”

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29 November 2021

Cancer patients wait up to five years for treatment in Gauteng, say health activists

They marched on Tuesday to demand that Gauteng Premier David Makhura intervenes

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23 November 2021

“We rely on dams and crocodile-infested rivers for water”

Limpopo villagers with limited access to water picket at Union Buildings on Thursday

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19 November 2021

JHB neighbourhoods battle without water

Water supplying company says it’s relying on residents without access to call them so a tanker can be dispatched

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17 November 2021

Principals are drowning in the education department’s admin demands

“I live in perpetual fear of missing deadlines and other principals say the same”

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12 November 2021

Health activists call for patent law reform

Patents prevent equal access to life-saving medicines, protesters say

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9 November 2021

Civil society calls on the public to stand up and fight corruption

Defend our Democracy announces anti-corruption week for 3 to 10 December

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9 November 2021

Credit regulator fails to explain why it has withdrawn action against controversial money lender

Moneyline had been accused by Black Sash of using social grants as collateral for loans

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8 November 2021

Survivors of apartheid violations sleep outside Constitutional Court

They want government to pay them reparations they believe are owed to them

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27 October 2021

Unemployed mothers and caregivers struggle to access Covid-19 grant

Since 1 July receiving a child support grant should not exclude one from getting the R350 Covid-19 grant

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25 October 2021

Striking steel workers to return to duty by Monday

Unions agree to three-year increases and will be back paid from 1 July 2021

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22 October 2021

Steel federation says 6% wage increase offer is final

CEO says sector has lost over 50,000 jobs this year alone

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15 October 2021

Steel strike continues as NUMSA members reject SEIFSA offer

Investigation ongoing into security guards accused of using live ammunition on striking workers

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14 October 2021

Workers and police clash as NUMSA steel strike continues

Unions are considering an offer by employer association SEIFSA

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12 October 2021

Vavi calls for general strike to support metal workers

Employers say NUMSA’s demands will force companies to close

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8 October 2021