Articles by James Stent

Report shows how lenders prey on social grant recipients

Low-risk loans but high interest rates


15 September 2020

The smell of fire hangs in the air in Imizamo Yethu

Bantu Dabula’s home has been burnt down three times

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10 September 2020

How Western Cape will check for a future Covid-19 surge

Large survey of pregnant women and people with HIV suggests a lot of Capetonians have already been infected


4 September 2020

Tafelberg: Four years of battle

The campaign that led to a landmark court decision on housing


2 September 2020

Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg case

Court rescinds sale of land, orders City of Cape Town and Western Cape government to create new housing policy


31 August 2020

Why don’t more homeless people go to shelters?

Most are full, say homeless people in response to City of Cape Town


26 August 2020

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule

City of Cape Town told to return confiscated materials


25 August 2020

SAHRC, EFF battle City of Cape Town over lockdown demolitions

Justices Allie and Meer reserve judgment


22 August 2020

Old age homes on the brink of collapse as provinces cut funding

Some organisations go four months without subsidy from Department of Social Development


11 August 2020

Makhubele defends herself at Zondo Commission

Judge sees no conflict with her appointment while chairing PRASA board


6 August 2020

Job cuts, lock-ins, and fear: Domestic workers suffer Covid-19 squeeze

“Hunger is getting worse” says union official


31 July 2020

Not introducing a Basic Income Grant could be “disastrous” says ANC report

Proposal is for R500 a month for everyone aged 18 to 59


30 July 2020

Judge Makhubele skips Zondo Commission due to “trauma” after tyre puncture

Judge Zondo orders that Makhubele return to give oral testimony on 3 August


24 July 2020

District Six: This time the bulldozers are there to build houses

Long-buried houses revealed as diggers clear the site for housing

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24 July 2020

Two years after landmark silicosis settlement, no one has been paid

Tshiamiso Trust says terms were only reached in late 2019 and Covid-19 has delayed the process


20 July 2020

Judge orders City of Cape Town to rebuild Hangberg home

Judge Salie-Hlophe says the City “acted unlawfully”


15 July 2020