Articles by Barbara Maregele

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