Articles by Barbara Maregele

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Low wages are not just the farmers’ fault, says US activist

Baldemar Velásquez shares experience at farm worker conference

By Barbara Maregele and Tariro Washinyira - 22 October 2019
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Shop owner a no show at Equality Court hearing

Sheriff’s office blamed for delaying case

By Barbara Maregele - 21 October 2019
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West Coast town erupts in protests over housing mess-up

The title deeds of several people were withdrawn at the last minute after it was discovered that they did not qualify for the Velddrif housing project

By Barbara Maregele - 15 October 2019
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Water meters make life harder for poor people, say Ceres residents

Witzenberg Municipality’s installation plan hits opposition

By Barbara Maregele - 15 October 2019
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89,000 children’s foster care grants at risk

Government promises to meet November deadline, but MPs are sceptical

By Barbara Maregele - 19 September 2019
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Call for forensic investigation into farm worker equity schemes

Mcebisi Skwatsha promises to set up a task team

By Barbara Maregele - 16 September 2019
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Renovations at dilapidated Tulbagh school fast tracked

Learners taught in school hall until new classrooms are built

By Barbara Maregele - 13 September 2019
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JSC in spotlight for slow adjudication of complaints against two judges

One complaint alleges state capture. The other alleges racism and sexism.

By Barbara Maregele - 23 August 2019
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Parents shut dilapidated Tulbagh school

WCED says the “plankie” portion of the school is to be replaced next year

By Barbara Maregele - 20 August 2019
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Women neighbourhood watch members lead crime fighting in “most dangerous” communities

“We decided that we couldn’t depend on the police to do everything”

By Barbara Maregele - 19 August 2019
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I queue for a living

Limpopo man employs five people and charges R50 per queue

By Barbara Maregele - 15 August 2019
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Kensington backyarders to join shutdown protest on Thursday

“How many of you have been on the housing waiting list for more than 20 years?” Half the room raised their hands.

By Barbara Maregele - 7 August 2019
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Mom heads to Equality Court after son in wheelchair denied access to superette

Shop owner says there’s no space and he has to protect his store from shoplifters

By Barbara Maregele - 2 August 2019

JSC has sat on a complaint against a judge for over six months

“We can’t allow people that contribute or enable corruption to continue doing their work as if nothing happened” says activist

By Barbara Maregele - 31 July 2019
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Debt collectors Flemix & Associates face disciplinary action at Legal Practice Council

Law Clinic lawyer says hearing against Flemix is a significant step in reforming the micro-lending industry

By Barbara Maregele - 22 July 2019
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Family living along R44 in Paarl buy a house

The family plans to move to Wellington at the end of July

By Barbara Maregele - 19 July 2019