Articles for Marecia Damons

Covid-19: After weeks of calm, excess deaths are increasing

Latest Medical Research Council mortality report shows clear spike


Science | 22 October 2020

Farm workers march for land

Government has committed to land redistribution in all provinces except Gauteng and Western Cape


News | 16 October 2020

Nearly two million learners still not receiving meals at school

Education department is expected to submit a detailed plan to court this week


News | 13 October 2020

“You looted R5 billion and told us to dance to Jerusalema” say striking workers

Union members down tools countrywide over corruption and salary increases among other things on Wednesday

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News | 7 October 2020

250,000 domestic worker jobs lost in lockdown

Statistics South Africa survey shows dramatic effects of Covid-19 measures


Brief | 30 September 2020

“It’s so painful when you see old people drinking dirty, smelly water with animals”

27 communities “crippled by the lack of water access during the Covid-19 pandemic”


News | 18 September 2020

Over five million children are not getting their school meals

Department of Basic Education says situation will improve with schools returning


Brief | 7 September 2020

Where’s the train safety plan? ask activists

Protecting commuters should be PRASA’s priority, says #UniteBehind


Brief | 21 August 2020

Campaigns failing to stop farm evictions, say civil society organisations

Webinar highlights plight of women on farms, calls on President to honour promise


News | 5 August 2020

Gugulethu residents at wits end with company that built their flood prone houses

Cape Town Community Housing Company hits back: “If you bought something, you own it and you are responsible for it”


News | 3 August 2020

Millions of rands in lottery funding for mysterious music festival

R15 million paid to dormant organisation but chairman says he’s unaware of the grant

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News | 29 July 2020

Covid-19: Sanitation is a struggle in Kleinbegin in the winelands

People in Tulbagh informal settlement demand water tanks


News | 19 May 2020

“If employers tell domestic workers to stay home, they must still get paid” says union

Department of Labour says provisions are being made to safeguard employees forced to take leave amid Covid-19 fears


News | 20 March 2020

Central Methodist Church seeks advice over removal of refugees

“The refugee leadership gave me the assurance that they will vacate the church. They did not honour these commitments”


Brief | 13 March 2020