Articles for Barbara October

It’s hard to get a disability grant if you have a mental illness

People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression complain about difficulty accessing grants

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News | 20 May 2022

Taking healthcare to SASSA queues: pensioners screened for hypertension

About 60% of participants are found to have high blood pressure

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News | 10 February 2022

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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News | 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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News | 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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News | 31 March 2020

Charges against Women on Farms director withdrawn

Colette Solomon was arrested during an anti-eviction protest

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News | 27 February 2020

Farm worker challenges authorities in court over housing

Municipality and province accused of not meeting constitutional obligations

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News | 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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News | 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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News | 12 February 2020

Sexual offences courts’ regulations finally gazetted

Date for implementation still to be set

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Brief | 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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News | 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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Law | 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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Brief | 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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Law | 11 December 2019

The grim life of a Philippi farm worker

But farmers say they too are struggling

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News | 22 November 2019