Articles by James Stent

Report shows how lenders prey on social grant recipients

Low-risk loans but high interest rates

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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

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4 September 2020

Tafelberg: Four years of battle

The campaign that led to a landmark court decision on housing

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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

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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

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26 August 2020

No evictions or demolitions without a court order, judges rule

City of Cape Town told to return confiscated materials

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25 August 2020

SAHRC, EFF battle City of Cape Town over lockdown demolitions

Justices Allie and Meer reserve judgment

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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

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11 August 2020

Makhubele defends herself at Zondo Commission

Judge sees no conflict with her appointment while chairing PRASA board

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6 August 2020

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

“Hunger is getting worse” says union official

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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

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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

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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

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20 July 2020

Judge orders City of Cape Town to rebuild Hangberg home

Judge Salie-Hlophe says the City “acted unlawfully”

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15 July 2020