Articles for Masego Mafata

“R350 is a start, but not enough” says Covid-19 grant recipient

Activists are calling for the Social Relief of Distress Grant to be extended and increased


News | 23 April 2021

Activists call for extension of Covid-19 grant

Demands to be given to Department of Social Development on Thursday


Brief | 21 April 2021

Occupiers fight eviction from multi-million-rand property in Dunkeld West

Court rules earlier eviction was unlawful


News | 21 April 2021

Workers pay for CCMA services that were once free

CCMA in Benoni “has outsourced to the internet cafe next door”

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News | 9 April 2021

Union in wage dispute with PRASA

SATAWU wants to be allowed to renegotiate some terms of agreement

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News | 7 April 2021

Kimberley residents fed up with municipality’s handling of water crisis

The city has had rolling water cuts since December


Brief | 15 March 2021

NPA says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute students arrested during protests

Government announces plan to allocate funds to NSFAS to assist students

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News | 11 March 2021

Bystander killed in Wits student protests

Protesters proceeded to Empire Road and blocked traffic in Johannesburg


News | 10 March 2021

MEC opens up the way for mining in protected Mpumalanga grasslands

Provincial government revokes status of part of Mabola Protected Environment


News | 10 March 2021

All students must be allowed to register, regardless of debt, say Wits protesters

The university has previously said that only students who have less than R10,000 debt could register


News | 9 March 2021

Water protests rock Kimberley

About 500 residents from Phomolong protested on Wednesday morning by blocking the R31


Brief | 5 March 2021

Struggling actors feel abandoned by government

Theatre industry devastated by pandemic, but the show must go on, they say


News | 2 March 2021

At least two arrested during standoff between police and SAFTU in Cape Town

Hundreds picket on Wednesday over mass retrenchments, wage freezes and budget cuts among other things

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News | 24 February 2021

Home Affairs considers scrapping male and female ID numbers

Gender activists welcome draft new identity management policy, with some reservations


News | 18 February 2021

Activists demand transparency over Covid-19 vaccine roll out

Right2Know pickets outside Gauteng health department


Brief | 17 February 2021

Police use pepper spray against Covid-19 grant queue in East London

Desperate rush to collect grants as deadline looms

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Mkhuseli Sizani, Thamsanqa Mbovane, Masego Mafata, Lloyd Dyongman and Marecia Damons

News | 29 January 2021