Articles for Marecia Damons

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

What happened to Cape Town’s promised affordable housing policy?

Activists launch report on urgent need for “inclusive” housing policy


News | 14 November 2022

Many mysteries surround the death of ‘Facebook rapist’ Thabo Bester

SAPS says the outcome of DNA tests to determine the body’s identity can be expected “at any stage”, six months on from the fire.


News | 8 November 2022

“Government has forgotten the July unrest. You can’t have millions of people going hungry.”

Civil society groups respond to Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement


News | 27 October 2022

Trouble in Paradise Park: the seven-year battle to keep eviction at bay

“I would not have invested my money here if somebody told me the truth,” says Hermanus home owner

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Feature | 27 October 2022

More than 100 families at Paradise Park in Hermanus to be evicted, as judge dismisses appeal application

Stern words from the judge as a seven-year resistance to eviction appears to come to an end


Law | 24 October 2022

Liquor Amendment Bill might be further toughened up

Covid experience will have to be taken into account, says Department of Trade and Industry


News | 18 October 2022