Articles for Lucas Nowicki

#UniteBehind’s seven-year push for accountability at PRASA

The activist group is fighting legal battles to bring those responsible for the collapse of railway services to book

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News | 20 February 2024

Fire minister Dipuo Peters, rail activists demand

#UniteBehind wants President Ramaphosa to axe the deputy minister for allegedly enabling looting at PRASA

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Brief | 12 February 2024

Right to Read campaign launches in Makhanda

Civil society and teachers join forces to make early-grade literacy a national priority

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Brief | 20 October 2023

Eastern Cape family waits for promised right to farm land where their ancestors worked

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform silent on why it’s taken years to issue a lease promised in 2019

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News | 3 October 2023

Makhanda households fed up with living in a sewage nightmare

Residents of Hooggenoeg and Scotts Farm say the sewer system has been dysfunctional for over a decade

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News | 18 September 2023

We bought dagga. It was probably illegal. Here’s why

The Medicines Act is being misused while Parliament dithers

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Feature | 25 August 2023

Shack dwellers look to renewable energy to power informal settlements

A group of organisations have created successful small projects, but now they want to aim bigger

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Brief | 15 August 2023

Drop in support from government is “devastating” for community newspapers

Five community newspapers in KwaZulu-Natal have been forced to close down after advertising cuts by the state

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News | 16 May 2023

Makhanda literacy project shows dramatic results

Whistle Stop School pulls learners out of class for short periods to teach them to read

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News | 28 April 2023

Call for government to save Durban’s contaminated rivers

“Toxic” levels of E. coli will require national government intervention, say water activists

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News | 27 February 2023

Glebelands Eight trial: Hitmen handed life sentences

Judge Chili said that the group operated as a “law unto themselves”

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Brief | 17 February 2023

Forcibly removed 60 years ago: Simon’s Town land claimants return

100 houses allocated to victims of the Group Areas Act

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News | 27 January 2023

Masiphumelele struggles to rebuild after devastating fire

About 1,800 people were left homeless in the second fire to rip through the township in less than a month

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News | 22 November 2022

Makhanda warned to brace for more water cuts

Long-awaited water project delayed yet again

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News | 6 October 2022

Changing the way a town views its car guards

The Abakhuseli Skills for Life project currently works with about 40 car guards across Makhanda

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News | 4 October 2022

Meet Makhanda’s self-taught pencil artist

Lubabalo Kosi captured the hearts of people in his community after winning a local government tourism competition

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Brief | 30 August 2022