Articles by Zoë Postman

Alexandra gogo feeds families that “fell through the cracks” during lockdown

Sylvia Mvumvu makes food packages at her home

By Zoë Postman - 28 August 2020

Foreign nationals are being held in prison past their release dates

Prisoners say they were told they will have to wait until Covid-19 is over before they will be free

By Zoë Postman - 19 August 2020

Occupiers accuse officials of burning their belongings

“They bring fridges, stoves and beds, and then call the media so it looks like we are evicting people but we are not” says City spokesperson

By Zoë Postman - 14 August 2020

Constitutional Court orders transport department to insource employees

The 66 Tasima workers have not been paid salaries since December 2018

By Zoë Postman - 4 August 2020

Hundreds protest in JHB against government’s response to Covid-19

“Their schemes and promises have only opened up avenues for corruption by the ANC and its supporters”

By Zoë Postman - 1 August 2020

At least four arrested during #ServeUsPlease protest

Police use a water cannon and stun grenades to disperse about 200 peaceful protesters

By Ashraf Hendricks and Zoë Postman - 24 July 2020

Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across South Africa

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs

By Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki - 22 July 2020

Prisoners at Brandvlei starved of water when pump failed

People don’t see prisoners as human beings, says inmate’s daughter

By Zoë Postman - 21 July 2020

Johannesburg suburb donates “trikes” and uniforms to reclaimers

City says residents and organisations must work together to formalise reclaimers

By Zoë Postman - 17 July 2020

Shacks demolished for fourth time in Tembisa since lockdown eased

Burning of materials shows heavy handedness and violence by metro police, says lawyer

By Zoë Postman - 9 July 2020

Three months in prison for trying to recycle waste during lockdown

Reclaimers finally released from prison in Tshwane

By Zoë Postman - 8 July 2020

New Era dismisses six workers in Germiston

One worker was dismissed for sharing a press statement that “dragged the company’s name through the mud”

By Zoë Postman - 2 July 2020

Unable to pay rent during lockdown, Johannesburg tenants face eviction

Most tenants in Bramley property are immigrants

By Zoë Postman - 26 June 2020

86 workers claim “unfair” suspension for absence after colleagues test positive for Covid-19

New Era says refusal to work constituted an unprotected strike by workers

By Zoë Postman - 23 June 2020

Refugee Act amendments increase probability of unlawful detention, says report

Lawyers for Human Rights to host webinar on Friday

By Zoë Postman - 11 June 2020

“We are not doing any business” says street vendor

Report finds 70% of households in poor neighbourhoods source food from informal sector

By Zoë Postman - 9 June 2020