Articles by Elna Schütz

Global Climate Strike action planned for Friday

“Our lives matter more than profit” says climate activist

By Elna Schütz - 24 September 2020

Protesters call for Moloto Rail Corridor to be built

“Many lives will be saved, convenience will be brought to people’s lives, and economic stimulation for our locals will happen”

By Elna Schütz - 12 September 2020

Reopen events, say Gauteng entertainers

“There’s no food anymore. There’s no income.”

By Elna Schütz - 11 September 2020

Groote Schuur doctor describes her day in a Covid-19 ward

“The reality is the beds are full and people are dying”

By Elna Schütz - 15 July 2020

United Civil Society in Action sues GroundUp and the National Lotteries Commission

Case brought after GroundUp exposed dodgy grants and looting of funds

By Elna Schütz - 17 June 2020

“Our people cannot be treated like napkins”: public works programme challenged in court

Johannesburg Expanded Public Works Programme workers want to be made permanent

By Elna Schütz - 2 June 2020

Covid-19: What if you get sick? Advice on how to plan for it

While most people will get mild symptoms only, it is important to plan

By Elna Schütz - 29 May 2020
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How women’s shelters are coping with lockdown

“We couldn’t handle each other” in a small home

By Elna Schütz - 5 May 2020
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Covid-19: Private hospitals close doors after staff test positive

Closing hospitals is “last resort”

By Elna Schütz - 4 May 2020
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Covid-19 preparations are in place say Gauteng hospitals

There’s agreement to use private hospital beds for public sector patients should the need arise

By Elna Schütz - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: ANCYL shuts down supermarket saying it lacked protective gear for workers

Police arrest one of the ANCYL group

By Elna Schütz - 3 April 2020
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Eviction hearings to continue during Covid-19 epidemic

It will be business as usual at most courts

By Elna Schütz - 17 March 2020
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Lottery supporters march against journalists who exposed corruption

Memo calls on Ebrahim Patel not to suspend the National Lottery Commission’s board

By Elna Schütz - 6 March 2020
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Official report into Bloemfontein prison reveals mistreatment of inmates

Report released after a long legal battle

By Elna Schütz - 3 March 2020
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Judges award punitive cost order against PRASA for delay in multi-billion rand Siyangena case

#UniteBehind calls for PRASA’s Administrator to be held liable for part of the legal fees

By Elna Schütz - 24 February 2020
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Report on prison torture allegations ordered to be released

Refusal by government to provide it was “unlawful and invalid” says judge

By Elna Schütz - 7 February 2020