Articles for Marecia Damons

Western Cape storms: “worse is still to come”

Schools to close across the province as another storm hits, with about 15,000 people already severely affected by floods and damaging winds

By Sandiso Phaliso, Vincent Lali, Marecia Damons, Ashraf Hendricks, Liezl Human and Peter Luhanga

News | 10 July 2024

Thousands of homes flooded as violent storm batters Western Cape

Roads closed, schools and clinics damaged, rivers burst their banks

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News | 9 July 2024

Last 100 Paradise Park residents in Hermanus evicted

Decade-long battle to stave off eviction comes to an end


News | 5 July 2024

Khayelitsha women want to start a clothing factory

“We want others to see that as women, we can create our own opportunities and succeed,” says founder of sewing business


News | 3 July 2024

Here’s why people with green ID books are struggling with SASSA’s new verification process

Many beneficiaries of the monthly R370 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant might not be paid


News | 26 June 2024

SASSA’s new ID verification process sparks alarm

Biometric identification has been introduced to fight fraud, says agency


News | 19 June 2024

Mpox in South Africa: here’s what we know

Health department reports second death from the disease


News | 13 June 2024

Further delay in Thabo Bester trial

Bester complains that his rights to a fair trial are being infringed

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News | 5 June 2024

Public Protector releases damning report on the handling of gender-based violence complaints

Report says the departments of Justice, Police and Social Development are falling short


News | 4 June 2024

Last four traders at Salt River Market to fight their eviction

Site to be used for 1,000 affordable housing units

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News | 21 May 2024

Activists want 12 more pieces of public land used for housing

Parking lots in Cape Town’s city centre should be used for affordable housing, says Ndifuna Ukwazi


News | 9 May 2024

Commuters battle to get refunds after Cape Town train lines suspended

Metrorail power failure affects Cape Flats and Southern Line commuters on Tuesday


News | 8 May 2024

The long battle of 300 families for toilets and taps

The land they live on in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has been earmarked for a hospital


Brief | 6 May 2024

Over 230 court judgments are late

The latest report does not list any judgments reserved in the last six months


Law | 30 April 2024

Housing activists confront Western Cape Premier at coffee shop

Campaigners want government car parks developed for affordable inner city housing


News | 29 April 2024

It took a year but Tafelsig’s streetlights are back on

1,000 residents needing help with service inquiries also went to a pop-up service hub hosted by the City


Brief | 25 April 2024