Articles by Barbara Maregele

Evicted Lwandle residents to move to Kuils River

A large stretch of land owned by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) in Kuils River will soon become home to dozens of evicted Lwandle residents.

Barbara Maregele

9 June 2014

Lwandle residents to move to new SANRAL-owned land

Hundreds of Lwandle residents whose homes were demolished earlier this week will be moved to new SANRAL-owned land next week.

Barbara Maregele

6 June 2014

Angy Peter trial: Court allows dying man’s remarks

Remarks made by Rowan du Preez accusing accusing activist Angy Peter and her husband of necklacing him, will be admitted into evidence, the Cape High Court ruled this morning.

Barbara Maregele

4 June 2014

Accusations fly as Strand homes demolished

“The law is the law” said a spokesman for the South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL) yesterday as hundreds were left homeless in the rain after the demolition of their shacks on SANRAL-owned land near Strand.

Barbara Maregele and Adam Armstrong

4 June 2014

Sewage from blocked Khayelitsha toilets overflows into family’s yard

A Khayelitsha mother fears her children’s health is at risk as the sewage from the newly installed toilets metres from her home constantly overflows into her yard.

Barbara Maregele

2 June 2014

City to fix filthy Khayelitsha toilets

The foul smell of stagnant sewage water and the sight of vandalised toilet seats covered in faeces are part of the daily lives of residents of PJS section in Khayelitsha who live close to the toilets.

Barbara Maregele

30 May 2014

Angy Peter: Court hears closing arguments in trial-within-a-trial

The "dying declaration" allegedly made to police by Rowan du Preez, who was kidnapped and murdered, should be regarded as hearsay, the defence told the Cape High Court during closing arguments in the case against Angy Peter yesterday morning.

Barbara Maregele

30 May 2014

Some homeless prefer life on the street while shelters pave the way home for others

Two cardboard boxes, a tattered blanket, plastic sheets and old newspapers are the only things shielding 53-year-old Geraldine Rhoda and her children from the icy winter chill.

Barbara Maregele

27 May 2014

City’s homeless brace for winter

It’s just before 7pm and the dining hall of the Haven Night Shelter in Green Point has filled with people--most waiting to get their first meal for the day.

Barbara Maregele

27 May 2014

Khayelitsha creche hoping for flush toilets at last

The founder of Suphumelela Day Care in Khayelitsha is hoping city officials will provide portable toilets for the creche children, who have been using buckets for a year.

Barbara Maregele

22 May 2014

“Now I can’t afford groceries” - grant recipient after illegal debt deductions

Hundreds of Sassa beneficiaries who have become victims of unlawful debt deductions from their grants are struggling to make ends meet.

Barbara Maregele

19 May 2014

Social grants being illegally deducted before reaching recipients

Human rights advocacy NGO, Black Sash, have launched a country-wide campaign in a bid to stop illegal debt deductions from the grants of South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) beneficiaries.

Barbara Maregele

19 May 2014

Angy Peters case: a trial within a trial

The case against Social Justice Coalition (SJC) activist Angy Peters and three others on trial for the kidnapping and murder of a Mfuleni man 18 months ago, was postponed today.

Barbara Maregele

15 May 2014

City boots refuse removal contractor

The removal of waste at informal settlements across Cape Town will soon be conducted by new contractors.

Barbara Maregele

14 May 2014

Hangberg: mixed reaction to new housing development

For the first time since a violent clash between residents and law enforcement in 2010, development of new housing is proceeding in Hangberg, Hout Bay. 142 new rental units are being built.

Barbara Maregele

8 May 2014

I will be heard

I was born into a new South Africa. At a time when the promise of a country, free from any prejudice, was enough to win the majority vote during the first democratic elections.

Barbara Maregele

7 May 2014