Articles for Masego Mafata

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

Eviction orders not in line with Constitution, says legal organisation

The Socio-Economic Rights Institute says that Johannesburg’s Central Magistrate’s Court is often not applying the relevant laws


Law | 25 March 2022

PRASA has let Johannesburg train stations crumble into ruins

“Without a functioning train service, we are trapped here,” says Kliptown resident


News | 17 March 2022

Doctors picket outside crisis-ridden hospital

More than 800 posts to be scrapped at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital


News | 10 March 2022

Doctors are having to bring food for patients at Bara Hospital

Food supplies run out and medical waste piles up as hospital reaches “crisis point”


News | 10 March 2022

Heavy police presence in Alexandra after immigrant shops closed down

Police have arrested six people following clashes on Monday


News | 8 March 2022

Deadline for nominations to National Lotteries Commission board

Individuals, institutions and civil society have until Monday 7 March to apply

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News | 7 March 2022

No work, no pay: Clover workers feeling the pinch as strike enters fourth month

Despite the loss of their earnings, striking workers are determined not to give up their demands


News | 2 March 2022