Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Khayelitsha business owner caught in “rain of stones” during protest

Nelly Tom has scratches and bruising on her face and her work vehicle is severely damaged

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 July 2020

“I can’t even feed my children” says unemployed farmworker

Seasonal workers take farm owner to CCMA for “unfair dismissal and illegal eviction”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 30 July 2020

Learners demand solid classrooms after storm destroys prefabs

MEC says her department has acquired land in the area. Phased in occupancy could start in 2022

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 22 July 2020

SASSA not processing new disability grant applications during the pandemic

“I came here with my letter to apply for a grant. I didn’t even make it through the gate”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 July 2020

Motshekga snubs teachers’ unions

Minister says she’s consulting, but unions say it’s not with them

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 15 July 2020

“Anti-social behaviour” could soon disqualify you from renting from the City

Public comment on draft housing allocation policy open till 21 July

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and James Stent - 9 July 2020

New LGBTQI+ draft guidelines for schools critically flawed say education activists

Western Cape Education Department is evaluating comments on its Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Guidelines

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 July 2020

Nomandla Yako, who defied Thabo Mbeki by importing HIV medicines, has died

TAC activist who lived openly with HIV succumbs to Covid-19

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 1 July 2020

Covid-19: School principals ask President to close schools

“Our children and teachers are terrified”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 June 2020

Life in a shack when you’re in a wheelchair

Every day Nonceba Siyobi sits in the doorway of her home hoping a passerby will help her to the nearest toilet

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 June 2020

Contractor says school feeding scheme isn’t viable if only two grades return

“Normally I would deliver for 5,000 but now my delivery will only be for 677 in grades 7 and 12.”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 May 2020

Philippi residents cry foul over stagnant water

City blames company building CTM in Mitchells Plain for damaged pipeline

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 15 May 2020
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Bus drivers disrupt services over Covid-19 fears

Police disperse protesting Golden Arrow employees

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 8 May 2020
Photo of local hairdressers

Hair and beauty technicians petition to start working

Employer’s organisation has collected nearly 70,000 signatures

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 6 May 2020
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Covid-19: “Gugulethu 7” backyarders say they’ve been abandoned

“We have received no food parcels, masks, gloves or even sanitisers”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 6 May 2020
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Covid-19: Water supply improves in Cape Town’s informal settlements

Water tanks and trucks have been delivered to some areas

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 April 2020