Articles for Masego Mafata

No instruction to pay Siyaya, argues Makhubele at tribunal

Judge Tintswalo Makhubele’s advocate argues there is no documented evidence that Makhubele issued instructions to settle with corruption-accused firm


News | 9 May 2023

Judge Makhubele “abetted corruption” at PRASA, tribunal hears

PRASA whistleblower Martha Ngoye stands firm under cross examination


News | 8 May 2023

Lottery-funded Soweto “sports complex” is just a dumpsite

The National Lotteries Commission is trying to get back R6-million awarded to the Motheo Sports and Entertainment Foundation


News | 13 April 2023

Apartheid labour tenants wait their whole lives for land rights - but there are signs of hope

Activists say the appointment of a Special Master of the Land Claims Court should speed up the process

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News | 12 April 2023

Joburg teens bring Constitution Hill to life with hip-hop

“In Hillbrow where we live, it’s easier for a child to join a life of crime… I was really excited to see them perform” says parent


News | 28 March 2023

Old apartheid police station is a place of hope in Sharpeville

Kitso Information Development Centre offers training courses and hot meals


News | 20 March 2023

Tribunal into Judge Makhubele’s conduct adjourned until May

#UniteBehind’s Zackie Achmat urges Judge Makhubele to publicise her legal costs “which are being carried by the public”


News | 24 February 2023

Judge Makhubele “sidelined and excluded” PRASA’s legal team, Tribunal hears

Martha Ngoye tells the Judicial Conduct Tribunal that Judge Makhubele wanted to be the first one consulted about the Siyaya matter


News | 23 February 2023

State suffered “financial prejudice” following Judge Makhubele’s suspension, Tribunal hears

“We have had to appoint acting judges to do her work and she has continued to get her salary,” says Judge President Dunstan Mlambo


News | 22 February 2023

Former PRASA chair should not have accepted the job, tribunal told

Judge Makhubele was in no position to accept new work after she had been recommended as a judge on 8 October 2017, says Gauteng High Court Judge President Dunstan Mlambo


News | 21 February 2023

Johannesburg informal settlements wait a week for water

Contracting issue has delayed supply to over 40 informal settlements, says Joburg Water


News | 23 January 2023

Immigrant children share their stories through art and music

Three2Six Project is a bridging education project for refugee and immigrant children unable to access state schooling


Brief | 28 September 2022

Wits to name landmark after a mining company. Students are demanding that it rather be named after Marikana

Protesters say Sibanye-Stillwater is responsible for the “exploitation and destruction of communities and the murder of mine workers”


Brief | 23 September 2022

Not much sign of “houses, security and comfort” where the Freedom Charter was signed

Behind Walter Sisulu Square are crumbling houses and crowded informal settlements


Feature | 5 April 2022

Parole backlog piling up on minister’s desk

Prisoners spend years in jail beyond their minimum detention periods waiting for parole


News | 30 March 2022

Protest against xenophobia goes ahead after court overturns ban

Marchers call for Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi to step down


News | 26 March 2022