Articles by Barbara Maregele

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Backyarders complain of City’s incomplete toilet installation

“What’s the use – they give a toilet but it doesn’t work,” says Parkwood resident

By Barbara Maregele - 14 December 2018
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More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town’s southern suburbs are on wetlands

Residents sceptical at briefing by project managers

By Barbara Maregele - 12 December 2018
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Parkwood residents “losing hope” of receiving social housing

Ward councillor says project’s steering committee will report back this week

By Barbara Maregele - 10 December 2018
Portia Michaels has stayed in Longlands for 28 years.

Farm community demands homes promised over a decade ago

Stellenbosch Municipality blames developer for delays

By Barbara Maregele - 7 December 2018
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Durban teen desperate for passport to get to Special Olympics

Her soccer team will be among over 50 athletes representing South Africa in the UAE

By Barbara Maregele - 23 November 2018
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Khayelitsha motorcycle club donates to Children’s Home

Bikers say they want to change people’s perception of them and to educate others about road safety

By Barbara Maregele - 20 November 2018
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Saldanha Bay clinic burnt as community anger boils over

Mayor appoints task team to deal with residents’ demands

By Barbara Maregele - 16 November 2018
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New school bus on the cards for Cape Winelands learners

Education department also reviewing rules on provision of scholar transport for rural areas

By Barbara Maregele - 15 November 2018
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Electricity bill gives pensioner a shock

Estimated reading by City four times higher than her usual bill

By Barbara Maregele - 31 October 2018
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Pensions of more than 80,000 security guards at risk

More than 300 cases are currently being fought in court against employers

By Barbara Maregele - 18 October 2018
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President Cyril Ramaphosa ignores calls for moratorium on farm evictions

Activists say moratorium is necessary to secure the tenure rights of all farm dwellers

By Barbara Maregele - 16 October 2018
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Former employees to lay charges over provident fund deductions

“It’s a messy situation” wife of Proexec owner tells court

By Barbara Maregele - 11 October 2018
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SASSA workers strike over buggy biometric system

Susan Shabangu and NEHAWU reported to have agreed to suspend system, but union will only confirm on Thursday

By Ashraf Hendricks, Barbara Maregele, Nomfundo Xolo, Joseph Chirume and Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 October 2018
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Learners march in Worcester demanding scholar transport

Children in rural areas struggle to get to school

By Barbara Maregele - 5 October 2018
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Post Office delivers mixed bag for social grant recipients

“We will die standing in this queue” says pensioner

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Barbara Maregele, Nompendulo Ngubane and Chumani Mazwi - 4 October 2018

Outstanding provident fund contributions: workers will have to wait a bit longer

Judge postpones hearing in Proexec case

By Barbara Maregele - 2 October 2018