Articles by Barbara Maregele

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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
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Family of 10 left homeless after farm eviction

Ethical trade association to review Windmeul Kelder wine farm

By Barbara Maregele and Velani Ludidi - 29 March 2019
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“I’m doing it for all the blood of innocent people shed on the streets of the Cape Flats”

“Government keeps on saying that communities don’t want to speak up, but look what happens when you do”

By Barbara Maregele - 26 March 2019
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Farm dwellers dump rubbish at gate to wine farm

Simondium residents picket over uncollected refuse, clean water and threat of eviction

By Barbara Maregele - 13 March 2019
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Unions must be included in steering committee to fix PRASA

Transport union argues for train safety as ticket controller stabbed by a commuter

By Barbara Maregele - 8 March 2019
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Western Cape government wins school closure case

Uitzig school governing board vows to fight court ruling

By Barbara Maregele - 7 March 2019
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PRASA appoints sixth CEO in three years

Union heads to Nedlac over woes at rail agency

By Barbara Maregele - 6 March 2019
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Social grant paypoints should not be an election issue, MPs warned

Politicians told not to try to keep costly paypoints open

By Barbara Maregele - 5 March 2019
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20,000 people at risk of eviction on Drakenstein farms

“We aren’t going anywhere!” says resident

By Barbara Maregele - 1 March 2019
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Parents remove learners from Cape Town school amid violence

Police urged to increase patrols at Ravensmead High

By Barbara Maregele - 26 February 2019
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Court orders security company to pay R2.3 million to provident fund

“I just want to do the right thing”, wife of Proexec owner tells court

By Barbara Maregele - 13 February 2019
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Vredenburg community to get new homes after protests

Saldanha Bay Municipality says protest damage came to R10 million

By Barbara Maregele - 11 February 2019
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Police, private security clash with students in Johannesburg

Ministry sets up task team to resolve issues

By Zoë Postman and Barbara Maregele - 6 February 2019