Articles by Barbara Maregele

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Covid-19: “People thought it was a normal holiday” says Boland community activist

Daily challenges, such as access to water, just got bigger in rural Western Cape

By Barbara Maregele - 31 March 2020
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Charges against Women on Farms director withdrawn

Colette Solomon was arrested during an anti-eviction protest

By Barbara Maregele - 27 February 2020

Farm worker challenges authorities in court over housing

Municipality and province accused of not meeting constitutional obligations

By Barbara Maregele - 20 February 2020
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Equality Court orders shop to accommodate wheelchairs

“I want to give my son as full a life as I can, even if it means fighting so he can go to the shop like anyone else” says mother

By Barbara Maregele - 14 February 2020

Residents to take municipality to court over water meters

Witzenberg municipality accused of denying indigent grants to residents who refuse to install water management devices

By Barbara Maregele - 12 February 2020
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Sexual offences courts’ regulations finally gazetted

Date for implementation still to be set

By Barbara Maregele - 6 February 2020
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Debt collecting firm Flemix fined for dodgy practice

This is a significant step in reforming micro-lending industry, says law clinic attorney

By Barbara Maregele - 5 February 2020
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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