Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Man on hunger strike in protest against vigilante killings

Nkwame Cedile, a Western Cape organiser for the Right2Know campaign, is fasting for nine days in protest against vigilante killings in Khayelitsha. He is calling his campaign 8+1.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 May 2012

Gugulethu man arrested in possession of R1.8 million worth of dagga

A Gugulethu man will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s court on Monday after he was arrested in possession of dagga worth R1.8 million.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 25 May 2012

Police minister visits Gugulethu to address increasing gang problem

Tension and frustration ran high yesterday, when hundreds of Gugulethu residents packed the township’s Civic Hall to vent at Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa about the gangster problem.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 23 May 2012

City starts janitorial service in informal settlements

About 200 Social Justice Coalition (SJC) representatives in more than 10 taxis descended outside Cape Town’s Civic Centre on Wednesday afternoon to listen to the long awaited announcement of the launch of the janitorial service.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 17 May 2012

Khayelitsha taxi owners: crime-fighters or vigilantes?

Taxi owners and members of the Congress for Democratic Taxi Association (CODETA) have recently joined in to help curb the escalating crime and gangsterism in Khayelitsha by patrolling areas and doing search and seizures.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 3 May 2012

Education Minister opposes Equal Education court case

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has filed a notice to oppose Equal Education’s (EE) court case for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 April 2012

Khayelitsha’s kid gangsters

“We are fighting for our freedom, our freedom to go anywhere we want to go in Khayelitsha,” says Latinyo, an 18-year-old grade 12 learner from Khayelitsha's H-section. He has been involved in gangs since the age of 12 and says he has lost count of how many murders he has committed.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 April 2012

Cape Town’s informal rubbish dumps

The rubbish stacked against the wall of Gugulethu's NY132 stadium has grown to the point that residents are unable to walk on the pavement.

Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 April 2012