Articles by Barbara Maregele

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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
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Drug epidemic overloads state social workers

They make a big difference to people’s lives but the work is tough

By Barbara Maregele - 17 May 2019

Metrorail arson suspect referred to Valkenberg

Thobela Xoseni’s brother says his arrest came as a shock to the family

By Barbara Maregele - 2 May 2019
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Workers’ Day: This industry is not what it used to be, says clothing worker

Fadwah Rinquest has been sewing cuffs on shirts for about ten years

By Barbara Maregele - 1 May 2019
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Train arson suspect sent for psychiatric assessment

Court case postponed until 2 May

By Barbara Maregele - 24 April 2019
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Evicted families stuck in Paarl caravan park for a year

Municipality says its emergency housing project was halted by community resistance

By Barbara Maregele - 24 April 2019
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Train arson suspect in court on Wednesday

Western Cape has increased its available train sets from 39 in December 2018 to 56 currently

By Barbara Maregele, Kristine Liao and Tariro Washinyira - 23 April 2019
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Evicted family spend three weeks on R44 roadside

“They are unemployed and in desperate need of funding so they can buy food”

By Barbara Maregele - 17 April 2019
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Activists crash Ramaphosa’s train launch

“We have written to Ramaphosa at least five times about some of the things happening at PRASA and have not received a response”, says #UniteBehind

By Barbara Maregele - 9 April 2019
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“We need buses for the children going to school”

Learners and parents demand better school transport

By Barbara Maregele - 4 April 2019
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Software glitch causes social grant panic

Some beneficiaries were not paid, but the problem was resolved by Tuesday afternoon

By Barbara Maregele - 2 April 2019