Articles by Barbara Maregele

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Denying people in wheelchairs access to shops is discriminatory, argues lawyer

Mitchells Plain shop owner says policy was implemented to stop “rampant shoplifting”

By Barbara Maregele and Mosima Rafapa - 15 January 2020
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“We had no idea he couldn’t walk” claims shop owner who refused access to child in wheelchair

But child’s mom hits back in Equality Court papers

By Barbara Maregele - 9 January 2020
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City to use bylaws to remove refugees

Smith says failure to do this will have dire consequences for the informal traders on Greenmarket Square

By Barbara Maregele - 18 December 2019
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Court reprimands shop owner who denied access to child in wheelchair

“No one should be allowed to waste the court’s time unnecessarily” says magistrate

By Barbara Maregele - 11 December 2019
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The grim life of a Philippi farm worker

But farmers say they too are struggling

By Barbara Maregele - 22 November 2019
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Mitchells Plain store owner given two weeks to respond to Equality Court

Store manager says shop owner might leave the country soon

By Barbara Maregele - 12 November 2019
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“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising

“We are getting to a point where we will definitely see another strike soon”

By Barbara Maregele - 11 November 2019
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Suspended PRASA security manager to be reinstated

CCMA finds Ernest Hendricks was unfairly treated

By Barbara Maregele - 8 November 2019
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Government scrambles as court deadline on foster care looms

Thousands of foster care grants at stake

By Barbara Maregele - 31 October 2019
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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