Articles for Marecia Damons

Concern over teenage pregnancies and school dropouts in Northern Cape

Without enough community, family and school support, pregnant learners struggle to finish their schooling


News | 7 February 2023

Man who was dragged naked from his shack to sue City of Cape Town

“[They] treated me like a dog” says Bulelani Qolani


News | 2 February 2023

Ocean View teen wins silver at badminton tournament in Mauritius

Micheala Ohlson made it to the tournament in Mauritius thanks to fund-raising


Brief | 26 January 2023

School dropout crisis in Northern Cape municipality

Report finds that only half the learners who start primary school reach high school, and of these only 15% pass matric in the Joe Morolong Local Municipality


News | 24 January 2023

Murder at Mangaung Prison: Leaked report shows ‘Facebook rapist’ was dead before a fire broke out in his cell

Leaked documents show that Thabo Bester was already dead before a fire broke out in his cell


News | 20 January 2023

Fire Gwede Mantashe, say activists

Civil society groups plan mass action against electricity tariff hike and blackouts


News | 19 January 2023

Another Postbank “glitch” delays January social grant payments

“We came to the Post Office and they said there was no money”


News | 11 January 2023

Raise income tax for the rich to fund a permanent R350 grant, say experts

This would be affordable and would boost the economy, say experts appointed by the Department of Social Development in new report


News | 13 December 2022

Public sector workers march to Parliament, reject 3% wage increase

Unions are demanding 10%. Inflation is just shy of 8%.


Brief | 9 December 2022

“I had to put my groceries back” says Delft mother after her SASSA card was declined

Postbank abruptly suspended grant withdrawals at ATMs after incidents of fraud


News | 8 December 2022

Postbank loses over R18-million to cybercrime attacks

Most of the money stolen came from the SASSA beneficiary grant payment system, says CEO


News | 1 December 2022

Investment manager says no to plea for fossil fuel-free investment fund

Allan Gray says there are better ways to fight climate change


Brief | 30 November 2022

Ocean View teen to represent SA at African badminton tournament in Mauritius

Micheala Ohlson is the fourth player from Ocean View to get national colours in badminton


News | 25 November 2022

Trial of officer accused of murdering a homeless man set for next February

Law enforcement officer Luvolwethu Kati will stand trial at the Wynberg Regional Court


Brief | 24 November 2022

Innovative double-storey housing project for Khayelitsha

Former shack dwellers move into new model houses


News | 21 November 2022

This judge has not delivered his judgment after ten years. No action has been taken against him

Office of the Chief Justice says the matter was referred to the Judicial Conduct Committee. But the Judicial Service Commission says it has not received any complaints.


News | 17 November 2022