Articles by Barbara Maregele

Photo of Waveren High School taken from Google Street View

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
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“We close the doors when the gangs are shooting outside”

Manenberg library provides a safe haven for kids

By Barbara Maregele - 27 June 2019
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Employees at luxury guesthouse win unfair dismissal case

CCMA rules against theLAB Lifestyle

By Barbara Maregele - 26 June 2019
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Judge says roadside May family are “authors of their own fate”

Courts make inhumane decisions based on legal facts and are not in touch with our people on the ground, says farm workers’ rights organiser

By Barbara Maregele - 21 June 2019
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Call to bolster independence of prisons watchdog

“A watchdog body which is understaffed and unable to do what it’s meant to do”

By Barbara Maregele - 7 June 2019
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Macassar residents collecting complaints against police

“People would rather resolve an issue themselves than wait for police”

By Barbara Maregele - 5 June 2019
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Bottling company workers to strike next Wednesday

CSAAWU says wage negotiations with Breëriviervallei deadlocked

By Barbara Maregele - 29 May 2019
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Vavi joins Grabouw farm workers march

Unions to meet with Human Rights Commission and Oak Valley managers over housing issues

By Barbara Maregele - 24 May 2019
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One year after Parkwood housing protests, residents sceptical about promises made

Little information from Western Cape government on giant project

By Barbara Maregele - 23 May 2019