Articles for Mary-Anne Gontsana

In photos: one of the worst places to live in Cape Town

“Our parents lived in this poverty, we are living in this poverty, and now our children are living in this poverty”

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News | 14 June 2024

State completes investigation into three SAPS officers charged with torturing Cape Town barber

No response from SAPS on whether the three are still employed or on duty


Brief | 7 June 2024

Thousands of special needs learners still not placed at schools

Parents of children with disabilities protested in May, demanding that government do more to help their children


News | 5 June 2024

City of Cape Town backtracks on housing agreement with Mfuleni backyarders

New housing development will not only be for the backyarders, says the City


News | 22 May 2024

Rainbow flags fill the streets of Nyanga and Gugulethu

In its 11th year, Khumbulani Pride renewed calls for justice for victims of hate crime


News | 20 May 2024

New police station finally opens in Khayelitsha, ending a nearly 20-year wait

Construction of a permanent station in Makhaza will start next year, says Bheki Cele


News | 17 May 2024

Refugee and former car guard graduates with a PhD

Albert Mpazayabo hopes his thesis on integration of refugees in South Africa will be taken seriously by the authorities


News | 10 May 2024

Solar lights mean shack dwellers can walk to the toilet at night

About 75 households in Khayelitsha were given solar street lights in a move to make the area safer


Brief | 26 April 2024

Three Cape Town SAPS officers appear in court for torture of barber

The officers were arrested on Monday, five months after Juma Igiranieza was brutally assaulted at his workplace


Brief | 23 April 2024

Finally, five months after police were filmed assaulting a barber, they have been charged

Juma Igiranieza was brutally assaulted during an unexpected raid


News | 15 April 2024

Get the trains running immediately, say protesters

Cape Town commuters march from Heideveld train station to the station in Nyanga


Brief | 3 April 2024

Police drive into woman, break her pelvis, shoot rubber bullets into crowd and drive off

Nolwazi Tokhwe from Capricorn is being treated in hospital. She also has a fractured spine and injured right arm.


News | 28 March 2024

Elections 2024: How people with disabilities can vote

There are various ways but remember to apply in time for a special vote if you need one


Information | 25 March 2024

In photos: Cape Town’s apartheid-era flats

More than R1.2-billion has been allocated over the next three years to maintain these blocks

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Photo Essay | 8 March 2024

Gugulethu school for adults abandoned by government, say residents

St Francis Community Learning Centre has to rely on illegal connection for electricity


News | 1 March 2024

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