Articles by Ashleigh Furlong

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HIV treatment programme doing well but long way to go

About 60% of South Africans with HIV have started antiretrovirals

By Ashleigh Furlong - 26 June 2018
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How do we prevent South Africans from getting sick with TB?

Part three of a three-part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 22 May 2018
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TB research is underfunded but new medicines are on their way

Part two of a three part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 17 May 2018
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Why do so many South Africans die of TB?

Part one of a three part series on a neglected disease which kills over 100,000 South Africans every year

By Ashleigh Furlong - 16 May 2018
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Study uncovers brutal policing of sex work

Civil society and the police have begun to work together to stop the abuse

By Ashleigh Furlong - 23 March 2018
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Charges dropped against UWC students after 16 months

“Being falsely accused and imprisoned was terrifying”

By Ashleigh Furlong - 2 March 2018
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West Coast phosphate mine stopped - for now

Activists and state departments fear Elandsfontein mine could damage area

By Ashleigh Furlong - 15 September 2017
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Mayhem in Hangberg after Deputy Minister of Police cancels imbizo

Construction vehicle burnt as residents and police clash

By Ashleigh Furlong, Nomfundo Xolo, Denise Patterson and Sune Payne - 14 September 2017
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Judge urges Bromwell Street parties to mediate

“It is tragic that people would have to go to Wolwerivier [when] there could have been some place closer to Woodstock for them to stay”

By Denise Patterson and Ashleigh Furlong - 14 September 2017
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IPID to investigate shooting of teenage boy

Case of attempted murder has been opened

By Ashleigh Furlong - 14 September 2017
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A history of violence: police action in Hout Bay

Fourteen-year-old boy has surgery to remove rubber bullet

By Ashleigh Furlong, Kimon de Greef, Mary-Anne Gontsana and Ashraf Hendricks - 13 September 2017
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Judge questions City’s plan to send Woodstock families to Wolwerivier

“If you get sent to Wolwerivier, what is the chance you will be able to get out?”

By Ashleigh Furlong - 12 September 2017
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Title deeds: how do we fix the system?

Experts at Open Book Festival debate different approaches to dealing with property in poor neighbourhoods

By Ashleigh Furlong - 8 September 2017
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Cape Town school teacher accused of sexual assault appears in court

Unclear why man facing criminal charge was not suspended by Western Cape Education Department

By Ashleigh Furlong - 31 August 2017
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City of Cape Town ordered to buy land for Marikana residents

Court ruling ensures that 60,000 people will not be evicted from their homes

By Ashleigh Furlong - 30 August 2017
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Teacher caught on video beating student

Same teacher accused of sexual harassment

By Ashleigh Furlong - 29 August 2017