Articles by James Stent

Province and City to appeal Tafelberg judgment

Cape Town housing activists decry government decision

By James Stent - 22 September 2020

PE’s Day Zero: a result of poor planning and a failure to fix leaks

Huge repairs backlog as crisis deepens

By Mkhuseli Sizani and James Stent - 21 September 2020

Hopes for new Cape Town restaurant after Covid-19 devastated industry

“Local everything” should be industry’s new focus, says restaurateur

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 September 2020

Report shows how lenders prey on social grant recipients

Low-risk loans but high interest rates

By James Stent - 15 September 2020

The smell of fire hangs in the air in Imizamo Yethu

Bantu Dabula’s home has been burnt down three times

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 10 September 2020

How Western Cape will check for a future Covid-19 surge

Large survey of pregnant women and people with HIV suggests a lot of Capetonians have already been infected

By James Stent - 4 September 2020

Tafelberg: Four years of battle

The campaign that led to a landmark court decision on housing

By James Stent - 2 September 2020

Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg case

Court rescinds sale of land, orders City of Cape Town and Western Cape government to create new housing policy

By James Stent - 31 August 2020

Why don’t more homeless people go to shelters?

Most are full, say homeless people in response to City of Cape Town

By James Stent - 26 August 2020

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule

City of Cape Town told to return confiscated materials

By James Stent - 25 August 2020

SAHRC, EFF battle City of Cape Town over lockdown demolitions

Justices Allie and Meer reserve judgment

By James Stent - 22 August 2020

Old age homes on the brink of collapse as provinces cut funding

Some organisations go four months without subsidy from Department of Social Development

By James Stent - 11 August 2020

Makhubele defends herself at Zondo Commission

Judge sees no conflict with her appointment while chairing PRASA board

By James Stent - 6 August 2020

Job cuts, lock-ins, and fear: Domestic workers suffer Covid-19 squeeze

“Hunger is getting worse” says union official

By James Stent - 31 July 2020

Not introducing a Basic Income Grant could be “disastrous” says ANC report

Proposal is for R500 a month for everyone aged 18 to 59

By James Stent - 30 July 2020

Judge Makhubele skips Zondo Commission due to “trauma” after tyre puncture

Judge Zondo orders that Makhubele return to give oral testimony on 3 August

By James Stent - 24 July 2020