Articles by Ashleigh Furlong

HIV treatment programme doing well but long way to go

About 60% of South Africans with HIV have started antiretrovirals


26 June 2018

How do we prevent South Africans from getting sick with TB?

Part three of a three-part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year


22 May 2018

TB research is underfunded but new medicines are on their way

Part two of a three part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year


17 May 2018

Why do so many South Africans die of TB?

Part one of a three part series on a neglected disease which kills over 100,000 South Africans every year


16 May 2018

Study uncovers brutal policing of sex work

Civil society and the police have begun to work together to stop the abuse


23 March 2018

Charges dropped against UWC students after 16 months

“Being falsely accused and imprisoned was terrifying”


2 March 2018

West Coast phosphate mine stopped - for now

Activists and state departments fear Elandsfontein mine could damage area


15 September 2017

Mayhem in Hangberg after Deputy Minister of Police cancels imbizo

Construction vehicle burnt as residents and police clash

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14 September 2017

Judge urges Bromwell Street parties to mediate

“It is tragic that people would have to go to Wolwerivier [when] there could have been some place closer to Woodstock for them to stay”

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14 September 2017

IPID to investigate shooting of teenage boy

Case of attempted murder has been opened


14 September 2017

A history of violence: police action in Hout Bay

Fourteen-year-old boy has surgery to remove rubber bullet

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13 September 2017

Judge questions City’s plan to send Woodstock families to Wolwerivier

“If you get sent to Wolwerivier, what is the chance you will be able to get out?”


12 September 2017

Title deeds: how do we fix the system?

Experts at Open Book Festival debate different approaches to dealing with property in poor neighbourhoods


8 September 2017

Cape Town school teacher accused of sexual assault appears in court

Unclear why man facing criminal charge was not suspended by Western Cape Education Department


31 August 2017

City of Cape Town ordered to buy land for Marikana residents

Court ruling ensures that 60,000 people will not be evicted from their homes


30 August 2017

Teacher caught on video beating student

Same teacher accused of sexual harassment


29 August 2017