Articles by Lucas Nowicki

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Experts lukewarm on exams in isiXhosa and Sesotho

Support for policy but concerns with implementation

By Lucas Nowicki - 20 January 2020
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Lawyers dump PRASA after failure to pay R19 million

This means the agency has no lawyers in disputes, some of them imminent, involving billions of rands

By Lucas Nowicki - 16 January 2020
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Court orders dissolution of Makana municipality

Provincial government must place municipality under administration

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2020
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Diary of a Metrorail kid

The daily gamble with commuters’ time

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2020
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Residents demand transport for learners who walk up to 9km

Department promises emergency transport this week

By Lucas Nowicki - 13 January 2020
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Greenmarket Square refugees have split into “two hostile groups”

Reverend Alan Storey’s church has provided shelter to hundreds of people for months but the situation has become untenable

By Lucas Nowicki - 10 January 2020
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City to move against Greenmarket Square refugees

Refugee leader says they remain “hopeful” that City will provide temporary shelter

By Lucas Nowicki - 8 January 2020
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Makana residents blame municipality for filthy dump site

Children play in the rubbish, say residents

By Lucas Nowicki - 21 November 2019
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Dozens of Eastern Cape school upgrades abandoned

Lack of accountability leads to wasteful expenditure and mismanagement, says activist

By Lucas Nowicki - 11 October 2019
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Grahamstown court hears application for municipality to be placed under administration

City argues that court doesn’t have jurisdiction to do that

By Lucas Nowicki - 13 September 2019
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#AmINextProtest: police use water cannons against protesters

Demonstrators demand action from Ramaphosa

By Mary-Anne Gontsana, Tariro Washinyira, Ashraf Hendricks and Lucas Nowicki - 4 September 2019
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College students protest against 80% attendance policy

Students claim that late payments of NSFAS allowances caused them to miss classes

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Lucas Nowicki - 21 August 2019
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Students demand to know where their NSFAS allowances are

Eastcape Midlands College says it “strictly adheres to NSFAS bursary rules and guidelines”

By Lucas Nowicki - 26 July 2019
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Veld fire causes Rhodes University to evacuate residences

Blaze brought under control and no damage to buildings

By Lucas Nowicki - 24 July 2019
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Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda

The organisation says government will be paying about R10 million to companies for work it did

By Lucas Nowicki - 16 May 2019
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Faeces spread in president’s path

Protests in Makhanda ahead of Ramaphosa’s Freedom Day rally

By Lucas Nowicki - 29 April 2019