Articles by Marecia Damons

Supporters of axed top cop Jeremy Vearey march to Parliament

They want him reinstated and a public inquiry into SAPS

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10 June 2021

Cape Town golf clubs may be turned into housing - City documents

Activists welcome possible change of policy

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4 June 2021

City of Cape Town slammed for asking public for complaints against homeless people

Counter campaign to City’s appeal launched by activists

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31 May 2021

SAMWU demands investigation into abuse allegations

Union says more than ten shop stewards are facing charges of gross misconduct and insubordination

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31 May 2021

Deafening silence from government on Covid-19 grant

Activist organisations battling to secure meetings

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28 May 2021

Children with autism battle to find school places

Parents, caregivers and volunteers marched to Parliament

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24 May 2021

“Never forget how they died”- Life Esidimeni online memorial launched

Website will allow people to lay complaints and report service issues

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21 May 2021

A quarter of Worcester’s children are stunted

Mothers who completed high school are much less likely to have stunted children

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19 May 2021

Researchers call for full reopening of schools after report shows more than half of children miss meals

The total lost days of meals could be as high as 133 out of 211 school days

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13 May 2021

Man arrested for Table Mountain fire no longer faces arson charges

Frederick Mhangazo came to Cape Town to study. He has ended up homeless and living from hand to mouth.

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28 April 2021

Protesters call for CCMA budget cuts to be reversed

Workers coming to the CCMA for help are often told to lodge complaints online

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21 April 2021

UCT fire: students tell how they grabbed textbooks and laptops and fled

“Some people didn’t have shoes on, others ran out in pyjamas”

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21 April 2021

Over 5,000 learners still not placed at schools in the Western Cape

Education department says many of the learners applied late

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13 April 2021

Homeless people challenge Cape Town by-laws in court

City by-laws are unconstitutional and discriminatory says Ndifuna Ukwazi Law Centre

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8 April 2021

Homeless shelter battles on as donations shrink during pandemic

OWL shelter hopes to benefit from Western Cape government plan to fund an additional 1,000 beds in the province

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31 March 2021