Articles by Tessa Knight

A delayed court ruling is blocking a man’s right to justice

Judge Siraj Desai still to provide written reasons for a case filed in March 2016, despite multiple requests

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11 September 2019

How do we reduce shack fires?

City’s poorest residents use both insurance and technology to fight fires

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10 September 2019

Backlog at Western Cape High Court has improved

Late judgments down from 13 in February to four in August

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29 August 2019

Is Melissa Whitehead a principled civil servant or a “cowboy”?

Her supporters say she was too progressive for Cape Town’s municipality. Her detractors accuse her of playing victim.

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26 August 2019

Cape Town municipality knew Site B could be sold for more but chose to sell quickly instead

Forensic investigation clears City of wrongdoing but nevertheless raises troubling questions

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16 August 2019

DTI washes its hands of lottery scandal

Minister Ebrahim Patel is legally obliged to hold the National Lotteries Commission accountable

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15 August 2019

This is what it’s like to go to school in Hanover Park

If they hear gunshots the “kids know if they outside they have to go to the nearest classroom and hit the floor”

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12 August 2019