Articles by Zoë Postman

Occupiers accuse officials of burning their belongings

“They bring fridges, stoves and beds, and then call the media so it looks like we are evicting people but we are not” says City spokesperson

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14 August 2020

Constitutional Court orders transport department to insource employees

The 66 Tasima workers have not been paid salaries since December 2018

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4 August 2020

Hundreds protest in JHB against government’s response to Covid-19

“Their schemes and promises have only opened up avenues for corruption by the ANC and its supporters”

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1 August 2020

At least four arrested during #ServeUsPlease protest

Police use a water cannon and stun grenades to disperse about 200 peaceful protesters

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24 July 2020

Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across South Africa

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs

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22 July 2020

Prisoners at Brandvlei starved of water when pump failed

People don’t see prisoners as human beings, says inmate’s daughter

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21 July 2020

Johannesburg suburb donates “trikes” and uniforms to reclaimers

City says residents and organisations must work together to formalise reclaimers

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17 July 2020

Shacks demolished for fourth time in Tembisa since lockdown eased

Burning of materials shows heavy handedness and violence by metro police, says lawyer

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9 July 2020

Three months in prison for trying to recycle waste during lockdown

Reclaimers finally released from prison in Tshwane

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8 July 2020

New Era dismisses six workers in Germiston

One worker was dismissed for sharing a press statement that “dragged the company’s name through the mud”

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2 July 2020

Unable to pay rent during lockdown, Johannesburg tenants face eviction

Most tenants in Bramley property are immigrants

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26 June 2020

86 workers claim “unfair” suspension for absence after colleagues test positive for Covid-19

New Era says refusal to work constituted an unprotected strike by workers

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23 June 2020

Refugee Act amendments increase probability of unlawful detention, says report

Lawyers for Human Rights to host webinar on Friday

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11 June 2020

“We are not doing any business” says street vendor

Report finds 70% of households in poor neighbourhoods source food from informal sector

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9 June 2020

Covid-19: To get inside SASSA offices you must sleep outside, says grant applicant

People are bringing chairs and tents and staying all night so that they can get their grants

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5 June 2020

Covid-19: court to rule on reclaimers’ right to work

Lockdown directive unconstitutional, argues Lawyers for Human Rights

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28 May 2020