Articles for Mary-Anne Gontsana

Man who was assaulted by police dies three months later

Ugochukwu Emmanuel Nnoli’s family suspect the assault played a role in his death


News | 20 February 2024

Long queues at SASSA in Khayelitsha

Earlier this week residents picketed, demanding that a new office be built and for staff to be trained


News | 14 February 2024

New Makhaza police station can’t open because there’s no water or electricity

The station was completed at the end of December after a 10-year wait


News | 7 February 2024

Mowbray police assault: no names and no consequences

Victim has left work out of fear


News | 26 January 2024

City of Cape Town rental flats in poor condition

Mayco member says the City has to manage 45,000 units and prioritises repairing them based on safety


News | 12 January 2024

Nearly two decades later, Makhaza police station is finally set to open soon

Meanwhile the community is being serviced by a 24-hour patrol and a mobile unit


News | 11 December 2023

Police watchdog is investigating torture charges against CCTV cops

Juma Igiranieza was assaulted on 7 November by police officers conducting a raid at his workplace


News | 1 December 2023

Activists protest at City of Cape Town auction

Hazel Matipa’s New Church Street house was one of several properties on the same ERF which fetched a total for R13.5-million


News | 24 November 2023

City of Cape Town calls off Maynard Street house auction

Ndifuna Ukwazi welcomes decision


News | 23 November 2023

Bheki Cele responds to police assault

Minister says video of police beating Juma Igiranieza looks like grievous bodily harm


Brief | 20 November 2023

Barber assaulted by police officers in full view of CCTV

Video shows Juma Igiranieza being beaten up at his workplace


Video | 10 November 2023

Cape Town city centre tenants in tears as municipality auctions their homes

City says the Maynard Street homes are part of a de-proclaimed road scheme and are no longer required for municipal purposes


News | 6 November 2023

Communal toilets overflowing with faeces due to extortion

About a month ago, Sanitech workers were held at gunpoint and extortionists demanded several thousand rand


News | 30 October 2023

Court showdown over Cape Flats evictions

“We are not here because we want to be here. We are here because we need homes.”


News | 16 October 2023

Every Saturday this small shack turns into a vibrant children’s book club

Philippi resident Sindeka Mandoyi started the Chosi-chosi book club in 2019 to share her passion for reading


News | 13 October 2023

Flying the kite for mental health

The annual Cape Mental Health kite event was held at Heideveld Sports Field on Tuesday


Brief | 10 October 2023