Articles by Julia Evans

Covid-19: Massmart workers told to “self-isolate” after protests

Workers are demanding answers over job losses and changes to employment conditions


2 June 2021

Schools urged to provide food parcels for learners

Children are missing meals on days they are not at school because of Covid-19 shifts


28 May 2021

“We don’t want money, we want jobs”: Ekurhuleni workers go to court

The City’s former employees want employment contracts, not the compensation awarded to them by the Labour Court

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26 May 2021

Covid funds for artists: Public Protector intervenes

“Artists are not seen as employees but as freelancers” says performer


20 May 2021

Vaccine scheduling glitch makes some over-70-year-olds very happy

Sandton centre briefly opens for walk-in vaccinations, back to normal scheduled appointments from Thursday


19 May 2021

“The air we breathe is killing us”: “Deadly Air” case finally goes to High Court

Environmental organisations want the government to compel coal mining companies to stop polluting communities on the Highveld

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17 May 2021

Paddling to progress: The Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club

Zanentlantla Mbala says he doesn’t know what would have become of him without the club


14 May 2021

The only weightlifting club in Soweto is changing lives

Started in 2019, Lifting Dreams is running out of space


26 April 2021

All in a day’s work for reclaimers in Gauteng

Waste-pickers are responsible for collecting 80 to 90% of used packaging and paper that is recycled in South Africa

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26 April 2021

Refugee musician gives Johannesburg children the opportunity he didn’t have

Pianist Amisi Mubale teaches children at Lorentzville safe space


8 April 2021

Unions join artists in protest over Covid-19 relief funding

Protesters want to know why more than R200 million has still not been allocated


31 March 2021

Eight years later, housing department’s promise has still not been kept

Micheal Simelani was approved for RDP housing in 2012 and is still waiting


24 March 2021

NPA says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute students arrested during protests

Government announces plan to allocate funds to NSFAS to assist students

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11 March 2021

NSFAS delays: “We can’t study with an empty stomach” says student

University of Johannesburg extends registration for NSFAS-funded students


4 March 2021