Articles by Barbara Maregele

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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
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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