Articles for James Stent

Scathing report released on Cape Town’s homeless policies

The more than 400-page report was compiled by The Inkathalo Conversations and commissioned by the City in 2020

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News | 4 November 2021

Undocumented people can now get Covid vaccines - in some areas

Provincial pilot programmes are underway but details are vague

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News | 21 October 2021

Covid-19: Is it time to allow home-testing?

Some scientists argue it will reduce transmission, but the South African regulator is worried

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Science | 19 October 2021

National pension reform: could it be done?

The Department of Social Development’s proposals have been described as ludicrous, but are they really?

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Analysis | 14 October 2021

National pension reform: Protecting the funds from state capture

There are novel checks and balances

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Analysis | 11 October 2021

National pension reform: Why we must do it

Our pensions and social protection system is broken and unfair

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Analysis | 7 October 2021

National pension reform: This is about everyone’s future

Unpacking the Green Paper on social security reform

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Analysis | 6 October 2021

IEC calls for more election observers

Over 23,000 voting stations but only 6,000 observers expected currently

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News | 1 October 2021

Nick Hudson opposes SA’s vaccination plan. What he hasn’t said is that his company makes alternative medicines

Hudson is a director of a company called Brenn-O-Kem that manufactures “nutraceuticals”

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News | 28 September 2021

Salt River community celebrates shared heritage with the Palestinian cause

New murals a break from “cultural gentrification”

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News | 27 September 2021

Lottery made accusations against our reporter. Now it can’t back them up

Minister Ebrahim Patel responds to questions in Parliament

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News | 15 September 2021

PRASA is building a world-class system, claims CEO

But Cape Town train commuters will wait until December 2022 to use the Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain line normally again

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News | 8 September 2021

PRASA blames Covid-19 and vandalism for collapsing East London train service

Some stations GroundUp visited were derelict

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News | 7 September 2021

PRASA sues whistleblower for R45 million

The rail agency refused to answer questions on its legal action against suspended head of legal services Martha Ngoye

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News | 27 August 2021

Bathabile Dlamini to be prosecuted for perjury

Black Sash and Centre for Applied Legal Studies welcome the “message that everyone is equal before the law”

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News | 24 August 2021