Articles for Marecia Damons

Increase tax on sugary drinks to fund an increase in social grants, say activists

Higher sugar tax would also save on health care


News | 21 February 2024

#UniteBehind’s seven-year push for accountability at PRASA

The activist group is fighting legal battles to bring those responsible for the collapse of railway services to book

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News | 20 February 2024

NSFAS has a horrible day in Parliament

Troubled adverse audit described. And over 36,000 student beds still to be accredited


News | 14 February 2024

Video: We asked people what they want President Ramaphosa to say in the State of the Nation Address

“I want him to talk about crime … and youth who need jobs”

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Video | 8 February 2024

Court battle looms over Observatory pavement occupation

The City wants to move the occupiers to Delft South but they say that’s too far away


News | 2 February 2024

People queue from 2:30am at Goodwood Labour office

The department encourages the use of its online system but many can’t use it


News | 23 January 2024

Evicted Paarl farm family moved to emergency housing

The Marthinus family lived in a library for a month after being evicted from the farm where they had lived for 20 years


Brief | 18 January 2024

A woman was raped in 2010. It’s almost 2024 and her damages case is still in court

Andy Kawa is suing the police for millions of rands for negligence


News | 14 December 2023

No sign of accountability for Thabo Bester’s escape

Eight months since the highly publicised Parliamentary hearing, little action has been taken by Parliament or Correctional Services

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Analysis | 11 December 2023

NSFAS budget cuts could leave more than 87,000 students without funding in 2024

The financial aid scheme has already received over 200,000 applications since 21 November


News | 30 November 2023

Farm worker family evicted, belongings dumped on the side of the road

“I am broken” says Jan Marthinus, in tears after his family was left homeless


News | 20 November 2023

Spoekiesdorp families haunted by past evictions and uncertain future

“Many of us are here because we were evicted from farms. We were dumped here”

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News | 17 November 2023

Over 260 court judgments outstanding for more than six months

It is the highest number of late judgments since GroundUp started reporting the issue


Law | 14 November 2023

Constitutional Court is delivering judgments late

And its website is out-of-date and poorly maintained


Law | 7 November 2023

Families evicted from farms have been dumped in Spoekiesdorp

The households in the Worcester informal settlement must be relocated, says the South African Human Rights Commission


News | 31 October 2023

Cape Town law enforcement officer found not guilty of murder of homeless man

Court finds Luvolwethu Kati acted in self-defence


News | 18 October 2023