Articles for Masego Mafata

Funding crisis shuts down children’s centres in Gauteng

Social development department’s funding adjudications have been finalised, but for many organisations it is too late

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News | 4 April 2024

Activists call on government to declare TB a national health crisis

Though TB is preventable and treatable, more than 50,000 people died of it in South Africa in 2022


Brief | 20 March 2024

Climate activists refuse to be silenced by arrests

Pickets outside Standard Bank will continue, says Extinction Rebellion


Brief | 13 March 2024

Waste pickers create their own recycling centre

Talks to integrate informal waste reclaimers with the City of Johannesburg’s waste management have gone nowhere for three years


News | 12 March 2024

Alexandra grannies trade knitting needles for boxing gloves

They attend boxing classes once a week as part of a project called GOGOBox


Brief | 7 March 2024

Joburg residents march over water outages and unreliable electricity

The protesters say they are also fed up with illegal rubbish dumping and potholes in their streets


Brief | 5 March 2024

Echoes of District Six evictions in case before the Constitutional Court

Judges question City of Cape Town about eviction of Bromwell Street tenants


News | 28 February 2024

Kenny Kunene targets primary school over claimed plans for Shona lessons

Using xenophobia to campaign is against the Electoral Code of Conduct, say activists


News | 15 February 2024

Hundreds of people from mining communities march in Pretoria

The protest follows a summit hosted by Mining Affected Communities United in Action


News | 8 February 2024

Communities demand more benefits from mines in their towns

About 200 people attended a summit hosted by Mining Affected Communities United in Action in Pretoria


News | 8 February 2024

Outrage over slow pace of upgrades to Pretoria zoo

SANBI says it is “balancing” visitors’ experience with its ongoing upgrades since taking over the facility in 2018


News | 12 January 2024

“Fix our schools” activists tell Minister as deadline passes

Minimum norms and standards set ten years ago have not been met, says Equal Education


News | 29 November 2023

NGOs respond to being blamed for Johannesburg fire

They say they make sure the law is upheld, while the City of Johannesburg has failed to provide alternative accommodation for evicted people


News | 31 August 2023

Gauteng farming community without consistent water for three years

Ward councillor says only six water tankers are servicing all communities in Emfuleni municipality


News | 14 August 2023

Judge Makhubele hearing postponed because of outstanding legal fees

“Millions” owed for the judge’s legal representation


News | 1 August 2023

Businessman at centre of Lottery fund probe arrested for fraud

Petrus Sedibe charged with defrauding a trust fund


Brief | 24 July 2023