Articles by Ciaran Ryan

Day 2: State attempts to discredit parents in Michael Komape trial

Advocate asks if death of five-year-old who drowned in toilet was any different from death by sickness or car accident


14 November 2017

Day 1: Mother tells court how she found her son dead in school toilet

First day in damages trial of the death of Michael Komape


13 November 2017

Preview: Parents of drowned child seek justice

Michael Komape died in a toilet at school. Now James and Rosina Komape are going to court to compel the state to provide decent sanitation to schools across Limpopo.


12 November 2017

Katlehong family evicted over home loan arrears of R1,000

Nedbank responds to queries about Mashaba case


6 November 2017

White farmers and Communist Party members join to fight bank evictions

Protesters demand change to legislation


21 September 2017

R60bn Constitutional Court case against banks

Applicants want criminal investigation into bank executives


16 August 2017

Landowners fight 100 years of dispossession

The Evaton community want their trust land restored and mining companies to pay compensation


5 July 2017

How Nedbank sold a family’s fully paid home for R10

And other stories of bank repossessions


29 May 2017

Soweto man in court for trespassing in his own home

Solomon Nhlapo’s house was auctioned for R100 by Nedbank in 2014


10 February 2017

The Joburg township where outlaws make the rules

Illegal gold mining sustains Lindelane


24 January 2017

Presidential housing project bogged down in corruption and fraud

Hundreds of residents of Gauteng townships cheated out of housing


10 January 2017

Boksburg prisoners have to drink water from geyser

Raft of complaints about state of correctional facility


2 November 2016

Soweto man’s house sold behind his back for R100

Solomon Nhlapo has to squat in his own house


18 October 2016

Residents fight back against banks’ eviction tactics

A group called Lungelo Lethu Human Rights Foundation is preparing a class action suit against the four major banks for what it says are the unlawful evictions of thousands of South Africans from their homes.

Ciaran Ryan

2 December 2015