Articles for Ciaran Ryan

Day 7: Limpopo education department a “quagmire” of maladministration

“We drew attention to life-threatening situations in schools … it is not good enough to say there is no budget.”


News | 21 November 2017

Day 6: Court hears of terrible condition of Limpopo’s school toilets

Photographs shows that the school toilets where Michael Komape died were in poor condition


Law | 20 November 2017

Day 5: Psychologist describes suffering of drowned boy’s family

Mother distant and withdrawn, battles with ongoing sadness and depression


Law | 17 November 2017

Day 4: State claims family wants to get rich out of Michael Komape’s death

SECTION27 accuses state lawyer and Department of Education of attempting to trivialise the family’s suffering


Law | 16 November 2017

Day 3: Pathologist describes finding faeces in child’s lungs

Michael Komape’s sister breaks down in court


Law | 15 November 2017

Day 2: State attempts to discredit parents in Michael Komape trial

Advocate asks if death of five-year-old who drowned in toilet was any different from death by sickness or car accident


Law | 14 November 2017

Day 1: Mother tells court how she found her son dead in school toilet

First day in damages trial of the death of Michael Komape


Law | 13 November 2017

Preview: Parents of drowned child seek justice

Michael Komape died in a toilet at school. Now James and Rosina Komape are going to court to compel the state to provide decent sanitation to schools across Limpopo.


Law | 12 November 2017

Katlehong family evicted over home loan arrears of R1,000

Nedbank responds to queries about Mashaba case


News | 6 November 2017

White farmers and Communist Party members join to fight bank evictions

Protesters demand change to legislation


News | 21 September 2017

R60bn Constitutional Court case against banks

Applicants want criminal investigation into bank executives


News | 16 August 2017

Landowners fight 100 years of dispossession

The Evaton community want their trust land restored and mining companies to pay compensation


News | 5 July 2017

How Nedbank sold a family’s fully paid home for R10

And other stories of bank repossessions


Feature | 29 May 2017

Soweto man in court for trespassing in his own home

Solomon Nhlapo’s house was auctioned for R100 by Nedbank in 2014


News | 10 February 2017

The Joburg township where outlaws make the rules

Illegal gold mining sustains Lindelane


Feature | 24 January 2017

Presidential housing project bogged down in corruption and fraud

Hundreds of residents of Gauteng townships cheated out of housing


Feature | 10 January 2017