Articles for Mary-Anne Gontsana

Murdered Khayelitsha woman’s family say justice system failed them

Bongani Ngadleka found not guilty of fatally stabbing Phelokazi Mqathanya

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News | 31 January 2023

Khayelitsha lesbian murder case postponed 14 times since May

“The justice system is failing us” says sister of Phelokazi Mqathanya who was fatally stabbed in 2021

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Brief | 20 January 2023

Are police operations having a real impact on crime in Delft?

Community members and activists say there is a breakdown of trust in the police’s ability to deal with crime.

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News | 19 January 2023

Mothers speak out about traumatic births at hospitals

Social movement raises awareness about obstetric violence

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News | 9 December 2022

Student organisation SHAWCO bounces back to celebrate 80th birthday

The welfare organisation aims to be operating at 100% capacity by the end of 2023

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News | 7 December 2022

Fraud trial of suspended SJC manager set for January

Xolani Klaas faces charges related to fraud in excess of R730,000

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Brief | 1 December 2022

Without help these shelters will close within weeks

Saartjie Baartman Centre in Cape Town says it needs R300,000 within the next two weeks. St Anne’s Homes also has a cash crisis.

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News | 29 November 2022

Matrics, commuters hit by Cape Town taxi strike

Taxi council wants the Blue Dot incentive programme to continue in the Western Cape

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Daniel Steyn, Vusi Mokoena, Sisipho Bakana, Tariro Washinyira, Mary-Anne Gontsana, Peter Luhanga

News | 21 November 2022

Liquor traders demand more licenses but watchdog warns of harm

Protesters demanded that unlicensed liquor traders be licensed

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News | 17 November 2022

Cape Town mother has to beg for money to buy nappies for her disabled son

15-year-old Donnel, who has hydrocephalus, wants to go to school

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News | 15 November 2022

Lavender Hill pool player gives it stick

Shaiyene Fritz says her passion for pool started when she was nine years old

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News | 4 November 2022

“Bring back the money”: picketers shout at suspended SJC activist outside court

Xolani Klaas is accused of using SJC funds to buy personal items like furniture and a laptop

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Brief | 27 October 2022

Khayelitsha lesbian murder trial set for January

The case has been postponed at least 11 times since May 2022

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Brief | 26 October 2022

Delft households without electricity for weeks at a time

Families blame illegal connections from nearby settlement

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Brief | 20 October 2022

Flying a kite for mental health in Manenberg

Hundreds of children, parents and caregivers enjoyed Wednesday’s event

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News | 20 October 2022

Families living in community hall since 2018 face eviction

The group of former backyard dwellers have been occupying Gugulethu’s Luyolo hall for four years

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News | 13 October 2022