Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Street kids lose out as restaurants close

StreetSmart sees massive drop in donations collected through restaurant bills

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13 August 2020

Make Women’s Day matter by funding a shelter, urges Philisa Abafazi Bethu

Cape Town organisation hopes to open a second safe house

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9 August 2020

Fined for going to a clinic during lockdown

Gugulethu man says he wants to sue metro officer

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7 August 2020

Khayelitsha business owner caught in “rain of stones” during protest

Nelly Tom has scratches and bruising on her face and her work vehicle is severely damaged

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31 July 2020

“I can’t even feed my children” says unemployed farmworker

Seasonal workers take farm owner to CCMA for “unfair dismissal and illegal eviction”

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30 July 2020

Learners demand solid classrooms after storm destroys prefabs

MEC says her department has acquired land in the area. Phased in occupancy could start in 2022

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22 July 2020

SASSA not processing new disability grant applications during the pandemic

“I came here with my letter to apply for a grant. I didn’t even make it through the gate”

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21 July 2020

Motshekga snubs teachers’ unions

Minister says she’s consulting, but unions say it’s not with them

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15 July 2020

“Anti-social behaviour” could soon disqualify you from renting from the City

Public comment on draft housing allocation policy open till 21 July

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9 July 2020

New LGBTQI+ draft guidelines for schools critically flawed say education activists

Western Cape Education Department is evaluating comments on its Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Guidelines

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9 July 2020

Nomandla Yako, who defied Thabo Mbeki by importing HIV medicines, has died

TAC activist who lived openly with HIV succumbs to Covid-19

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1 July 2020

Covid-19: School principals ask President to close schools

“Our children and teachers are terrified”

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24 June 2020

Life in a shack when you’re in a wheelchair

Every day Nonceba Siyobi sits in the doorway of her home hoping a passerby will help her to the nearest toilet

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4 June 2020

Contractor says school feeding scheme isn’t viable if only two grades return

“Normally I would deliver for 5,000 but now my delivery will only be for 677 in grades 7 and 12.”

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29 May 2020

Philippi residents cry foul over stagnant water

City blames company building CTM in Mitchells Plain for damaged pipeline

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15 May 2020

Bus drivers disrupt services over Covid-19 fears

Police disperse protesting Golden Arrow employees

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8 May 2020