Articles for Barbara October

The grim life of a Philippi farm worker

But farmers say they too are struggling


News | 22 November 2019

Mitchells Plain store owner given two weeks to respond to Equality Court

Store manager says shop owner might leave the country soon


News | 12 November 2019

“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”


Feature | 11 November 2019

Suspended PRASA security manager to be reinstated

CCMA finds Ernest Hendricks was unfairly treated


News | 8 November 2019

Government scrambles as court deadline on foster care looms

Thousands of foster care grants at stake


News | 31 October 2019

Low wages are not just the farmers’ fault, says US activist

Baldemar Velásquez shares experience at farm worker conference

By and

News | 22 October 2019

Shop owner a no show at Equality Court hearing

Sheriff’s office blamed for delaying case


Brief | 21 October 2019

West Coast town erupts in protests over housing mess-up

The title deeds of several people were withdrawn at the last minute after it was discovered that they did not qualify for the Velddrif housing project


News | 15 October 2019

Water meters make life harder for poor people, say Ceres residents

Witzenberg Municipality’s installation plan hits opposition


News | 15 October 2019

89,000 children’s foster care grants at risk

Government promises to meet November deadline, but MPs are sceptical


News | 19 September 2019

Call for forensic investigation into farm worker equity schemes

Mcebisi Skwatsha promises to set up a task team


News | 16 September 2019

Renovations at dilapidated Tulbagh school fast tracked

Learners taught in school hall until new classrooms are built


Brief | 13 September 2019

JSC in spotlight for slow adjudication of complaints against two judges

One complaint alleges state capture. The other alleges racism and sexism.


Law | 23 August 2019

Parents shut dilapidated Tulbagh school

WCED says the “plankie” portion of the school is to be replaced next year


Brief | 20 August 2019

Women neighbourhood watch members lead crime fighting in “most dangerous” communities

“We decided that we couldn’t depend on the police to do everything”


News | 19 August 2019

I queue for a living

Limpopo man employs five people and charges R50 per queue


Brief | 15 August 2019