Articles by Marecia Damons

Stellenbosch University hosts 16km walk to pay off students’ debt

The #Action4Inclusion campaign was started in 2020 and hopes to raise R2 million by Christmas to help those who can’t afford registration, accessing marks and other material

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29 November 2021

Long queues at Home Affairs in spite of minister’s promise

But provincial manager claims “Home Affairs has declared war on queues”

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29 November 2021

City of Cape Town appeals interdict stopping shack demolitions during lockdown

The City told the Supreme Court of Appeal the interdict has hindered its ability to protect property and to roll out housing

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16 November 2021

Tax the rich, demand budget protesters

Unions and organisations call for a basic income grant

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11 November 2021

Community health workers: arbitrator rules against NEHAWU

Bid to make workers permanent state employees fails

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10 November 2021

Climate activists picket at Parliament - accuse COP26 of excluding African farmers

“If there is no drastic change we won’t be able to farm with cattle and maize in a few years time”

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8 November 2021

Give us better cops, say Mitchells Plain protesters

Residents of one of Cape Town’s largest townships demand better cops

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28 October 2021

Police use stun grenades to break up Cape Town housing protest

This followed a raid of the Woodstock Hospital occupation earlier on Friday

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15 October 2021

Cape Town home owners, fed up with City’s lack of action, pay to house homeless

Residents of houses on the border of Van Riebeeck Park made a plan to cover the cost of accomodating the people living in the park - for now

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14 October 2021

Hundreds of workers march for end to pay freeze

COSATU members and affiliated unions held demonstrations across the country

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7 October 2021

Matriculant petitions for stateless youths to get into universities

She is among many South African-born children with immigrant parents struggling to get identification documents

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7 October 2021

Tardy courts: Nearly 100 judgments outstanding for more than six months

The Constitutional Court which should be setting an example had seven late judgments at the end of June

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1 October 2021

Homeless people’s tents confiscated as City of Cape Town cracks down

Additional R500 million to be spent on law enforcement

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1 October 2021

Post Office workers face uncertain future

SAPO can no longer pay retirement fund or medical aid contributions

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21 September 2021