Articles by Marecia Damons

A year after a devastating fire, displaced Masiphumelele families are fed-up with their poor housing conditions

Malusi Booi commits to start building permanent houses before end of 2022

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News | 20 January 2022

Memorial held for Dumisani Joxo who was killed, allegedly by a Cape Town officer

Joxo, a homeless man, was shot on 9 January 2022

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News | 14 January 2022

Law enforcement officer charged with murder after homeless man shot

Accused released on bail of R1,000

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Brief | 11 January 2022

Deadline looms for families facing eviction from police safehouses

“Where are we going to go? Back to the community where police are treated like dogs?”

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News | 10 December 2021

Call for UCT to urgently divest from fossil fuels

Decision to be made at next UCT Council meeting on 4 December

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News | 3 December 2021

Families struggle to rebuild their homes after Khayelitsha fire

“People were crying, some were running up and down, and others just stood there in shock” says fire victim

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Brief | 2 December 2021

Stellenbosch University hosts 16km walk to pay off students’ debt

The #Action4Inclusion campaign was started in 2020 and hopes to raise R2 million by Christmas to help those who can’t afford registration, accessing marks and other material

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Brief | 29 November 2021

Long queues at Home Affairs in spite of minister’s promise

But provincial manager claims “Home Affairs has declared war on queues”

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Photo Essay | 29 November 2021

City of Cape Town appeals interdict stopping shack demolitions during lockdown

The City told the Supreme Court of Appeal the interdict has hindered its ability to protect property and to roll out housing

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News | 16 November 2021

Tax the rich, demand budget protesters

Unions and organisations call for a basic income grant

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News | 11 November 2021

Community health workers: arbitrator rules against NEHAWU

Bid to make workers permanent state employees fails

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News | 10 November 2021

Climate activists picket at Parliament - accuse COP26 of excluding African farmers

“If there is no drastic change we won’t be able to farm with cattle and maize in a few years time”

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News | 8 November 2021

Give us better cops, say Mitchells Plain protesters

Residents of one of Cape Town’s largest townships demand better cops

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Brief | 28 October 2021

Police use stun grenades to break up Cape Town housing protest

This followed a raid of the Woodstock Hospital occupation earlier on Friday

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News | 15 October 2021

Cape Town home owners, fed up with City’s lack of action, pay to house homeless

Residents of houses on the border of Van Riebeeck Park made a plan to cover the cost of accomodating the people living in the park - for now

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News | 14 October 2021