Articles for Mary-Anne Gontsana

Justice department fund loses millions through “fraudulent transactions”

Payouts from the fund have been suspended leaving people unable to access their money


News | 8 June 2023

Thriving Langa gardens feed hungry families

Former dumpsites transformed into vegetable plots

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Feature | 31 May 2023

March in Khayelitsha to mark 10 years of Khumbulani Pride

“There are no other spaces like this” says Triangle Project’s Sharon Cox


Brief | 23 May 2023

Langa Dompas Museum: the story of apartheid’s hated “pass”

On the premises of the old court, the museum pays tribute to those who suffered

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Feature | 18 May 2023

Celebrating Langa through its artists

Founders of the township’s first art gallery have big plans for its future


Feature | 28 April 2023

Langa Centenary celebrations to kick off on Freedom Day

10km run to honour Makhosonke Fika, Langa’s legendary long-distance runner


News | 26 April 2023

Lack of funds forces Philippi vegetable soup kitchen to cut down on meals

Food for Life South Africa distributes plant-based meals over weekends across the Cape Flats and parts of the Western Cape


News | 14 April 2023

Social Justice Coalition fraud case postponed again

Accused Xolani Klaas to appear in court next month


Brief | 13 April 2023

66,000 learners in Limpopo schools are still using pit latrines

But the numbers are falling at last


News | 11 April 2023

Two decades later Khayelitsha community is finally getting a police station - but it’s only temporary

This comes nearly nine years after the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into policing recommended that a new station be built in Makhaza


News | 29 March 2023

Family and friends of murdered Phelokazi Mqathanya unveil mural in Khayelitsha

“We cannot continue to be killed by faceless people” says Free Gender leader


Brief | 27 March 2023

Children at Cape Town crèche caught in a dispute over rubbish

Councillor says rubbish container can’t be moved onto nearby private land; landowner says no one has ever asked him


News | 17 March 2023

Social Justice Coalition battling to stay afloat

No money for staff as funders suspend payments during investigation into fraud by former manager Xolani Klaas


Brief | 15 March 2023

Rats, cockroaches, rubbish: life in an abandoned apartheid hostel

The 34-roomed dome building has been abandoned for about 20 years and no one has taken responsibility for fixing it


Brief | 9 February 2023

Murdered Khayelitsha woman’s family say justice system failed them

Bongani Ngadleka found not guilty of fatally stabbing Phelokazi Mqathanya


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


Brief | 20 January 2023