Articles for Mary-Anne Gontsana

Two years later: Over a thousand crèches still not paid Covid relief funds

“We are now in 2022 and not even 60% have been paid” says ECD principal

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News | 24 June 2022

Marikana families remain in the dark five years after landmark ruling

City of Cape Town says its still in the process of buying the parcels of land where about 40,000 people live in Philippi East

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News | 23 June 2022

Jobs for homeless people at stake as stimulus funding ends

City says National Treasury funding created more than 3,000 temporary jobs during the pandemic

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News | 15 June 2022

We visited these schools in 2013. We went back last month. Here’s what we found

Nine years after Zakes Mda and Thabo Makgoba were shocked by conditions in these Eastern Cape schools, there’s little sign of improvement

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Feature | 26 May 2022

Makhaza might wait another four years for promised police station

Bheki Cele’s 2018 promise will not be kept until 2025-6

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Brief | 18 May 2022

New delay in lesbian murder case as Khayelitsha court runs out of paper

Family of Phelokazi Mqathanya losing hope after multiple postponements

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News | 12 May 2022

Early childhood development: hundreds of centres are still waiting for their Covid money

More than 1,700 have not yet been paid out in the Western Cape alone

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Brief | 11 May 2022

Video: He was in prison. Now he teaches elderly people how to grow vegetables

Thirty-three year old Ludwe Qamata teaches vegetable gardening to older people in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

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Video | 3 May 2022

Free Gender says Khayelitsha police are mishandling murder case of lesbian woman

Access to justice for black lesbians and people in Khayelitsha is “elusive”

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News | 14 April 2022

Hanover Park soup kitchen fighting for survival

“People are hungry and most of them are unemployed” says feeding scheme director

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News | 12 April 2022

Dial-a-Ride services suspended in some Cape Town areas due to taxi violence

At least 30 people with disabilities are unable to access standard public transport

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News | 24 March 2022

Crèche owners protest at Parliament, demanding outstanding grants

Early childhood development centres want all money paid out by the end of the month

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News | 17 March 2022

Rubbish piles up in Cape Town’s townships as residents fight over jobs

The City says it is making efforts to upgrade the jobseekers’ database

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Feature | 9 March 2022

Khayelitsha police are failing the queer community, say activists

Protesters threaten to shut down the police station

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Brief | 9 March 2022

Judgment reserved in Cape Town eviction case

Former occupiers of Arcadia House in Observatory are still living along the street

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News | 2 March 2022

Khayelitsha hospital staff overwhelmed with cases

The hospital has 340 beds but frequently has to accommodate nearly 450 patients

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News | 25 February 2022