Articles for Marecia Damons

Department of Health in last-minute bid to avoid stand-off with nurses over uniforms

Union says nurses will work in their own clothes if uniform allowance is not sorted out


News | 3 October 2023

Cape Town backyard dwellers doorstop housing officials at Civic Centre

“People die waiting for a house,” says backyarder from Hanover Park


Brief | 28 September 2023

Latest census results to be announced 10 October

Stats SA blames Covid for long delay in completing fourth national enumeration since democracy


Brief | 27 September 2023

NSFAS and Blade Nzimande snub Parliament hearing on student funding failures

The portfolio committee will issue a summons if NSFAS and the minister fail to attend the next meeting


News | 20 September 2023

Officer testifies why he shot homeless man

“I believed they were going to injure me, take my gun and shoot me”


News | 14 September 2023

“I was fearing for my life” officer tells court during homeless murder trial

Her colleague is on trial after Dumisani Joxo was shot and killed in 2022


News | 12 September 2023

Langa residents up in arms over indoor sports centre closure

“We are too unfit to compete against other clubs” says Langa rugby player


News | 11 September 2023

Parliament grills NSFAS over student funding failures

The scheme has had more than 170,000 appeals from students about allowance payments


News | 7 September 2023

Retired KZN judge reported to the Judicial Conduct Committee for late judgments

Judge Anton van Zyl retired in 2021 despite having eight outstanding judgments


News | 4 September 2023

Leadership and governance in crisis at our universities, Parliament told

Concerns about maladministration, assassination attempts, academic malpractice, and the state of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme were raised


News | 31 August 2023

Learners launch storytelling project to “recapture the beauty” of Masiphumelele

Masiphumelele: Through The Struggles We Rise is a project by nine high school girls and students from the Stellenbosch Academy of Photography and Design


News | 21 August 2023

Students march to Parliament in protest against new NSFAS system

Many students say they have not received their allowances


News | 16 August 2023

Cape law enforcement officer’s trial delayed due to taxi strike

Most cases were delayed at Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday as staff and interpreters struggled to get to work


Brief | 10 August 2023

G4S in last-ditch bid to keep Mangaung Prison contract

Employees uncertain if they will still have jobs at the prison where Thabo Bester escaped


News | 27 July 2023

Census: Here’s where things stand

It was delayed by Covid, but it is scheduled to be released within months


News | 27 July 2023

City of Cape Town has built fewer than 20 social housing units in the inner city in six years, say activists

City says it has made more than 32,000 square metres of land available but there are challenges, including “hijacking” of buildings


News | 19 July 2023