Articles for Marecia Damons

Mpox in South Africa: here’s what we know

Health department reports second death from the disease


News | 13 June 2024

Further delay in Thabo Bester trial

Bester complains that his rights to a fair trial are being infringed

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News | 5 June 2024

Public Protector releases damning report on the handling of gender-based violence complaints

Report says the departments of Justice, Police and Social Development are falling short


News | 4 June 2024

Last four traders at Salt River Market to fight their eviction

Site to be used for 1,000 affordable housing units

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News | 21 May 2024

Activists want 12 more pieces of public land used for housing

Parking lots in Cape Town’s city centre should be used for affordable housing, says Ndifuna Ukwazi


News | 9 May 2024

Commuters battle to get refunds after Cape Town train lines suspended

Metrorail power failure affects Cape Flats and Southern Line commuters on Tuesday


News | 8 May 2024

The long battle of 300 families for toilets and taps

The land they live on in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has been earmarked for a hospital


Brief | 6 May 2024

Over 230 court judgments are late

The latest report does not list any judgments reserved in the last six months


Law | 30 April 2024

Housing activists confront Western Cape Premier at coffee shop

Campaigners want government car parks developed for affordable inner city housing


News | 29 April 2024

It took a year but Tafelsig’s streetlights are back on

1,000 residents needing help with service inquiries also went to a pop-up service hub hosted by the City


Brief | 25 April 2024

Wheelchair users demand better access to transport

We spend R600 out of our R2,180 grant on transport, say disability activists


News | 9 April 2024

Broken streetlights have led to a spike in crime in this Cape Town suburb

But the City says repairs are difficult because of safety risks in Tafelsig


News | 2 April 2024

Cape Town school in the dark because it owes thousands to Eskom

A teacher at Vergenoegd Primary in Delft, Cape Town, says they discovered that the bursar office missed payments from August 2023


News | 25 March 2024

Ramaphosa suspends Dipuo Peters

But only for a month


Brief | 1 March 2024

Increase tax on sugary drinks to fund an increase in social grants, say activists

Higher sugar tax would also save on health care


News | 21 February 2024

#UniteBehind’s seven-year push for accountability at PRASA

The activist group is fighting legal battles to bring those responsible for the collapse of railway services to book

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News | 20 February 2024