Articles by Lucas Nowicki

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Covid-19: Police use rubber bullets to stop homeless people leaving camp

Street people claim they are not being fed and they were deceived about conditions

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 7 April 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown regulations threaten livelihoods of line fishermen

“Everybody needs the snoek run to make it through the year”

By Lucas Nowicki - 7 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police close shop because owner could not colour print trading permit

“Where am I supposed to find a place to print it when all the internet stores are closed?”

By Lucas Nowicki - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police arrest shopkeeper for trading without a permit

Shop was selling food and is exempt under disaster regulations

By Lucas Nowicki - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: Homeless people in Muizenberg are afraid and anxious

“No one has talked to us about the virus. We don’t know what it can do to us. All we know is that you must wash your hands.”

By Lucas Nowicki - 27 March 2020
With the lockdown in place, drivers and passengers have to reveal their reasons for travelling at roadblocks in Cape Town.

In photos: Day one of lockdown

Soldiers and police patrol streets asking residents to stay at home

By Ashraf Hendricks and Lucas Nowicki - 27 March 2020
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Covid-19: Makhanda residents and Red Cross concerned over water scarcity

Makana municipality says it does not have enough water to stop cuts

By Lucas Nowicki - 19 March 2020
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Makana mayor and Municipal Manager face six months in prison

Mphalwa and Mene given 30 days to “fix” Makhanda landfill site

By Lucas Nowicki - 5 March 2020
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No end to water rationing in Makhanda

Water crisis could have been avoided, says residents’ association

By Lucas Nowicki - 2 March 2020
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Metrorail’s skorokoro trains

Cape Town’s trains are hard to love

By Lucas Nowicki - 7 February 2020
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University shutdown threatened

Building burnt at UKZN as protests against student debt escalate

By Lucas Nowicki - 30 January 2020
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Greenmarket Square refugees reject City of Cape Town’s offer of reintegration

Cape High Court expected to rule tomorrow on whether City can enforce by-laws

By Lucas Nowicki - 27 January 2020
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R1 billion to be spent on Cape Town’s broken Central Line, promises PRASA

But line still won’t be fully open until 2021

By Lucas Nowicki - 23 January 2020
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Rondebosch golf club: City of Cape Town accused of subsidising the wealthy elite

But City says renewal of lease is justified

By Lucas Nowicki - 23 January 2020
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Makana Municipality to appeal against judgment

Mayor says the municipality has improved and wants judgment dissolving it overturned

By Lucas Nowicki - 22 January 2020
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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