Articles for Masego Mafata

“I don’t know what I did to deserve this” says looted shop owner

Sporadic looting and protests continue in Alexandra, Johannesburg


News | 12 July 2021

Gauteng government takes vaccination drive to SASSA queues

“We’ve been using vaccines for years. I don’t understand why people are afraid of this vaccine” says Soweto pensioner


Brief | 7 July 2021

Artists want Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s head to roll

Theatre and Dance Alliance report says those responsible for the mess made of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Package should be held accountable


News | 1 July 2021

Mixed reactions to Gauteng government’s ambulance takeover

City of Johannesburg’s service suspended during current Covid-19 surge


News | 1 July 2021

Charlotte Maxeke partly reopened but only for cancer outpatients

Oncology unit is the first department to open since the hospital closed down after a fire in April.


News | 28 June 2021

Cancer patients say they are struggling to access treatment since Charlotte Maxeke fire

Oncology outpatients try their luck at Chris Hani Baragwanath


News | 24 June 2021

“We don’t have anywhere else to go” says Johannesburg occupier

Eviction case pending against Rosettenville families while City asked to provide emergency accommodation


News | 23 June 2021

Domestic workers celebrate workplace gains

“There are still a number of our rights that are not recognised. We still have to fight”


News | 18 June 2021

Shoddy maintenance and safety concerns at Joburg’s landmark market

Human Rights Commission to investigate the Johannesburg Property Company’s management of Kwa Mai Mai


News | 3 June 2021

Sex workers march in Johannesburg calling for decriminalisation

Protesters also want safe spaces for women in the city


News | 28 May 2021

“We don’t want money, we want jobs”: Ekurhuleni workers go to court

The City’s former employees want employment contracts, not the compensation awarded to them by the Labour Court

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News | 26 May 2021

JHB social housing flats shoddily built, say residents

Beneficiaries blame developer for poor workmanship and maintenance issues


News | 24 May 2021

Domestic workers need more time to lodge compensation claims, say unions

Workers have until November 2021 to submit retrospective claims of the last 27 years


News | 24 May 2021

Johannesburg garbage removal: reclaimers relieved that Pikitup’s R50 levy has been withdrawn

Although the decision has brought some relief, reclaimers still say they have not been made a part of the city’s recycling programme


Brief | 17 May 2021

Waste pickers’ livelihoods at risk in Johannesburg

Informal reclaimers say the expansion of Pikitup into recycling will leave them without an income


News | 7 May 2021

Long queues at post offices as activists picket for Covid-19 grant extension

”I do not even have money to go back home if I don’t get paid today. I am hungry” says hopeful beneficiary

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News | 30 April 2021