Articles by Mosima Rafapa

Activists demand Basic Income Grant

Protesters march on National Treasury after budget last week

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18 November 2021

Hundreds march to Union Buildings over health system corruption

Protesters speak of ignorance and bigotry from clinic staff

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19 October 2021

Little Zimbabwe community grimly struggles on

Mostly undocumented immigrants live in leaking shacks without sanitation, water or electricity in this small informal settlement in Marabastad, Pretoria. But they say they are happy to be left in peace

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6 October 2021

Mamelodi flood victims want City to honour promise to relocate them

City of Tshwane says it is busy acquiring land and planning a new township in Pienaarspoort

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28 September 2021

Patrollers say MK “veterans” duped them about PRASA jobs

PRASA has failed to clarify the situation

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21 September 2021

Lack of clean water in Hammanskraal is a violation of rights, says SAHRC

Families say they can’t drink the brown and slimy water coming out of their taps

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7 September 2021

PRASA promises to fix Pretoria’s collapsing train stations

The rail agency says it plans to make its dilapidated stations “functional” by end of March and address their “look and feel” by December 2022

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23 August 2021

Today’s heroes: the “ordinary” women who hold South Africa together

We interviewed five South African women who have overcome adversity to support their families.

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9 August 2021

Sefako Makgatho University workers end three-week strike

Workers agree to 4.5% wage increase

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27 May 2021

Strike at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University enters second week

NEHAWU is demanding a 6% pay increase; management initially offered 3.5%

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17 May 2021

New Pretoria clinic is a case study in why many township projects fail

The site is a dump after contractors became fed up and left

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14 May 2021

50% of learners don’t get meals when they’re not at school, says Equal Education

Some schools in Gauteng and the North West are struggling to feed learners who are unable to get to school

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28 April 2021

Still no water for North West residents

Water and Sanitation department says Mogogelo residents will only receive water by July

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28 April 2021

Promises, promises: the residents of Marikana Soutpan have almost given up hope

Informal settlement was first promised water and sanitation in 2017

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26 April 2021

All in a day’s work for reclaimers in Gauteng

Waste-pickers are responsible for collecting 80 to 90% of used packaging and paper that is recycled in South Africa

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26 April 2021

Mamelodi residents have waited five years for electricity connections

Delay blamed on dispute with contractor

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22 April 2021