Articles for Marecia Damons

Cape Town teacher gets five years for sexually assaulting a learner

Ayanda Ntuthu’s name will be added to the National Register of Sex Offenders


News | 21 June 2022

Officer accused of murdering a homeless man is still employed by City of Cape Town

Friends of Dumisani Joxo say there is still no justice six months after he was shot dead


News | 17 June 2022

Covid R350 grant to be paid from mid-June

Payments delayed by means testing processes


News | 6 June 2022

Activists condemn failure to act against teacher convicted of sexual assault

Ayanda Ntuthu has not been suspended. The NPA says it is the education department’s responsibility to find out if its employees have been prosecuted, but there is no easy way to do this.


News | 27 May 2022

SARS workers strike for higher wages

NEHAWU and PSA have rejected an offer of a 1.4% increase. The unions are demanding a 7% increase, among other benefits

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News | 25 May 2022

SARS workers picket for salary increases ahead of nationwide strike

The tax collector says there’s no money to meet union demands but has since tabled a 1.4% increase


Brief | 24 May 2022

A Cape Town teacher sexually assaulted a learner five years ago. He’s still teaching at the school

Education department says it will consider disciplinary steps after receiving the outcome of the criminal trial from the National Prosecuting Authority


News | 23 May 2022

Activists call for a task team to find ways to boost Covid grant

Social protection provides a lifeline but it’s not enough, say researchers


Brief | 17 May 2022

Post Office no longer paying R350 grant

Beneficiaries must now collect their money at retail stores or USave


News | 12 May 2022

Broken bureaucracy violating prisoners’ rights

Sifiso Tembe may or may not be guilty. But he has definitely not been given a fair trial process

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News | 10 May 2022

Young people have to choose between eating and looking for work, survey finds

The cost of looking for employment is too high, say researchers


News | 6 May 2022

Seven million people have applied for the R350 grant since Saturday

Social Development says its budget can only cater for 10.5-million


Brief | 29 April 2022

SASSA not processing new applications for the R350 Covid grant

The agency says it’s waiting for Department of Social Development to finalise amended regulations


News | 19 April 2022

Protesters say poor people excluded from housing indaba

Demonstrations outside and inside convention centre at Cape Town launch of land release programme

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News | 8 April 2022

Prison visits reinstated as National State of Disaster ends

Covid mandatory protocols and regulations will still be adhered to during visits


Brief | 7 April 2022

Cape Town to give an additional R10-million to shelters

Human Rights Commission urges city to move away from ‘us and them’ mentality when it comes to homelessness


News | 4 April 2022