Articles by Barbara Maregele

Covid-19: Emergency workers resort to making their own protective equipment

But Western Cape Health says workers do have sufficient equipment

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6 May 2020

Robertson farmer takes activists to court over eviction email

Rural Legal Centre accused farmer of not complying with law

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20 April 2020

Covid-19: “People thought it was a normal holiday” says Boland community activist

Daily challenges, such as access to water, just got bigger in rural Western Cape

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31 March 2020

Charges against Women on Farms director withdrawn

Colette Solomon was arrested during an anti-eviction protest

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27 February 2020

Farm worker challenges authorities in court over housing

Municipality and province accused of not meeting constitutional obligations

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20 February 2020

Equality Court orders shop to accommodate wheelchairs

“I want to give my son as full a life as I can, even if it means fighting so he can go to the shop like anyone else” says mother

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14 February 2020

Residents to take municipality to court over water meters

Witzenberg municipality accused of denying indigent grants to residents who refuse to install water management devices

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12 February 2020

Sexual offences courts’ regulations finally gazetted

Date for implementation still to be set

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6 February 2020

Debt collecting firm Flemix fined for dodgy practice

This is a significant step in reforming micro-lending industry, says law clinic attorney

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5 February 2020

Denying people in wheelchairs access to shops is discriminatory, argues lawyer

Mitchells Plain shop owner says policy was implemented to stop “rampant shoplifting”

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15 January 2020

City to use bylaws to remove refugees

Smith says failure to do this will have dire consequences for the informal traders on Greenmarket Square

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18 December 2019

Court reprimands shop owner who denied access to child in wheelchair

“No one should be allowed to waste the court’s time unnecessarily” says magistrate

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11 December 2019

The grim life of a Philippi farm worker

But farmers say they too are struggling

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22 November 2019

Mitchells Plain store owner given two weeks to respond to Equality Court

Store manager says shop owner might leave the country soon

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12 November 2019

“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising

“We are getting to a point where we will definitely see another strike soon”

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11 November 2019