Articles for Masego Mafata

Johannesburg informal settlements wait a week for water

Contracting issue has delayed supply to over 40 informal settlements, says Joburg Water


News | 23 January 2023

Immigrant children share their stories through art and music

Three2Six Project is a bridging education project for refugee and immigrant children unable to access state schooling


Brief | 28 September 2022

Wits to name landmark after a mining company. Students are demanding that it rather be named after Marikana

Protesters say Sibanye-Stillwater is responsible for the “exploitation and destruction of communities and the murder of mine workers”


Brief | 23 September 2022

Not much sign of “houses, security and comfort” where the Freedom Charter was signed

Behind Walter Sisulu Square are crumbling houses and crowded informal settlements


Feature | 5 April 2022

Parole backlog piling up on minister’s desk

Prisoners spend years in jail beyond their minimum detention periods waiting for parole


News | 30 March 2022

Protest against xenophobia goes ahead after court overturns ban

Marchers call for Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi to step down


News | 26 March 2022

Eviction orders not in line with Constitution, says legal organisation

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute says that Johannesburg’s Central Magistrate’s Court is often not applying the relevant laws


Law | 25 March 2022

PRASA has let Johannesburg train stations crumble into ruins

“Without a functioning train service, we are trapped here,” says Kliptown resident


News | 17 March 2022

Doctors picket outside crisis-ridden hospital

More than 800 posts to be scrapped at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital


News | 10 March 2022

Doctors are having to bring food for patients at Bara Hospital

Food supplies run out and medical waste piles up as hospital reaches “crisis point”


News | 10 March 2022

Heavy police presence in Alexandra after immigrant shops closed down

Police have arrested six people following clashes on Monday


News | 8 March 2022

Deadline for nominations to National Lotteries Commission board

Individuals, institutions and civil society have until Monday 7 March to apply

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News | 7 March 2022

No work, no pay: Clover workers feeling the pinch as strike enters fourth month

Despite the loss of their earnings, striking workers are determined not to give up their demands


News | 2 March 2022

Soweto youths turn dumpsite into thriving food garden

The pair say their garden has become a hub for locals, with many community meetings now held there


News | 1 March 2022

Blind DJ feels the music as he spins the decks

Raeez Kuhn aka DJ Eezo from Eldorado Park says his dream is to become a headlining DJ


News | 25 February 2022

Activists launch movement against xenophobia

Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia was started on Saturday in response to Operation Dudula threatening and attacking immigrants

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News | 21 February 2022