Articles for Marecia Damons

No explanation for why a judge has taken 19 months to rule in vital court matter

Judge Nomonde Mngqibisa-Thusi of the Gauteng High Court reserved judgment in February 2021


News | 22 September 2022

More than 150 judgments outstanding for more than six months – most recent report

But even the late judgments report appears to be late


News | 20 September 2022

Here’s who qualifies for Cape Town’s indigent support and lower rates

The City says it helps more than 40% of households with free basic services


News | 14 September 2022

Civil society criticises Gender Commission box-ticking exercise

Organisations say the period for public comment on selection of commissioners is inadequate


News | 7 September 2022

Delays with R350-grant payments expected

New regulations may mean August payments are late


News | 26 August 2022

Traders at the historic Salt River Market will be excluded from new City development

“This is our livelihood, my bread and butter” says trader


News | 17 August 2022

Most applicants for Social Relief of Distress grants are young

Approximately 600,000 SRD grant applicants hold tertiary qualifications


Brief | 5 August 2022

COSATU protesters chase away officials during march against crime

Police Minister Bheki Cele says policing alone cannot deal with crime


News | 4 August 2022

Cape Town tables plan for two inner-city social housing projects

Announcement hailed as a victory for housing activists


News | 29 July 2022

Cape Town law enforcement officer on trial for murder next month

The officer is charged with shooting dead a homeless man, Dumisani Joxo, in January


Brief | 29 July 2022

No City plan for backyarders on private land

The City plans to help backyarders only on properties it owns


News | 27 July 2022

COSATU to strike over lack of action against crime

Union members will march in Cape Town in August to protest about government’s “lacklustre” approach to rising crime


Brief | 20 July 2022

Minister proposes increase to Covid grant income threshold

Meanwhile, many R350 grant beneficiaries have been waiting months for their payments


News | 15 July 2022

Deadline extended for public to comment on controversial education regulations

Schools with inadequate and unsafe sanitation are scheduled to receive appropriate toilets next year, says government


Brief | 1 July 2022

Learners march against proposal to end deadlines to fix schools

Poor and working-class communities will never know when their schools will be fixed, say education activists


News | 30 June 2022

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