Articles for Masego Mafata

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

By and

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Johannesburg garbage removal: reclaimers relieved that Pikitup’s R50 levy has been withdrawn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

By , , and

News | 30 April 2021

“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”

By and

News | 9 April 2021

Union in wage dispute with PRASA

SATAWU wants to be allowed to renegotiate some terms of agreement

By and

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

By and

News | 11 March 2021