Articles for Mosima Rafapa

Gauteng government backtracks on housing promises

From a “mega project” to an “upgrade”: Marikana Soutpan families are still waiting

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News | 2 November 2022

Villagers have to dig for water because municipality fails to deliver

Water and Sanitation Department says long-awaited Mogogelo bulk water project has finally been completed

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News | 12 October 2022

PRASA’s deadline looms for fixing Pretoria’s ruined train stations

Stations on the Pienaarspoort to Pretoria line are supposed to be fixed by December. Some progress has been made.

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News | 28 September 2022

Education department investigates abuse allegations against Pretoria school

Parents allege the school has ignored complaints of sexual harassment, corporal punishment and assault

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Brief | 22 September 2022

Operation Dudula harasses immigrants outside Kalafong Hospital

Workers and patients taunted despite police presence

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News | 31 August 2022

Pretoria families live in fear of eviction

About 300 people in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria East, live on land owned by the City of Tshwane

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News | 31 August 2022

Pretoria patients fed up that new clinic hasn’t opened

No explanation of delays from province or municipality

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Brief | 12 August 2022

Surviving from a Pretoria rubbish dump

“It’s painful the way we live but we’re glad to be closer to the landfill” explains waste picker

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News | 21 June 2022

Desperate for money, social grant recipients borrow from a surprising source

“I received my money yesterday but it’s already finished”

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News | 10 June 2022

“We have nowhere to go” say Mamelodi occupiers as eviction looms

Gauteng Department of Human Settlements have obtained a court order to evict occupants of government-owned apartments

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News | 28 March 2022

Eviction looms for families living in former panelbeaters’ building in Tshwane

City plans to evict residents of MeatKing

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Photo Essay | 25 March 2022

New clinics built near Pretoria but years later they are still not open

People in Soshanguve and Hammanskraal are struggling to access health services while newly built facilities stand idle

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News | 22 March 2022

University of Pretoria workers return to their duties on Monday

The week-long strike ended after management agreed to some of APSA’s demands

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Brief | 21 February 2022

University of Pretoria workers demand better pay and benefits

The strike entered its ninth day on Thursday with negotiations between union members and management still ongoing

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Brief | 17 February 2022

Angry Mamelodi residents confront councillors after floods

Families say promises have been broken

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News | 9 February 2022

Immigrants left out of Tshwane metro plans to relocate shack dwellers

“I have no idea where my family and I will go” says Zimbabwean man living in Pretoria informal settlement

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News | 1 December 2021