Articles for James Stent

Covid-19: Homeless immigrants say they were rounded up by officials, driven around and dumped

City of Cape Town says homeless people were consulted, but they deny this


News | 20 April 2020

Shack dwellers win court victory against City of Cape Town

Empolweni residents whose shacks were demolished during the lockdown can return to the land and rebuild


Brief | 17 April 2020

Covid-19: Global experts suggest plan for informal settlements

Basic income, food support, and an evictions freeze


News | 17 April 2020

Covid-19: Cape Town’s homeless camp: some answers, more questions

City aims to keep 2,000 people at Strandfontein site

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News | 10 April 2020

Covid-19: Doctors released from isolation in Limpopo TB hospital

This follows widespread criticism of MEC Phophi Ramathuba


Brief | 9 April 2020

Covid-19: City of Cape Town and national government bicker over housing of refugees

City claims Bellville site is not compliant with anti-virus regulations


News | 8 April 2020

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

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News | 7 April 2020

After the storm: protesting refugees settle in to marquee life

No city, province, or national officials at site

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News | 3 April 2020

Police end five-month long occupation of Cape Town church

Protesting refugees moved to Bellville site


News | 2 April 2020

Covid-19: 280 extra places for Cape Town’s homeless

Culemborg shelter expanded, but still not enough


News | 2 April 2020

Why is PRASA still trying to buy trains that can’t be used?

The too-tall AFRO4000 locomotive rears its head again


News | 26 March 2020

Christiaan Barnard Memorial wasn’t ready to accept Covid-19 patient

Woman is now being treated in Groote Schuur


News | 20 March 2020

Covid-19: Here’s what occupations in Cape Town are doing in response to the pandemic

Woodstock Hospital is well prepared, but occupiers at Central Methodist Church and Helen Bowden Nurses Home are at great risk


News | 19 March 2020

Covid-19: Why “test, test, test” is easier said than done

Both money and logistics are barriers to scaling up the number of tests for the novel coronavirus

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Science | 17 March 2020

Covid-19: Washing hands is not easy when you have no running water

“It’s easy to keep your hands clean when you stay in a house because you have a tap inside, but it’s difficult when you have to walk long, tiring distances to fetch water”

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News | 12 March 2020

15% of SA’s wealth is in the hands of just 3,500 people, study finds

New estimates confirm extreme inequality


News | 10 March 2020