Articles by Karabo Mafolo

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Covid-19: Film makers say relief fund is too small and inaccessible for most

Important to push for local content, says studio boss

By Karabo Mafolo - 21 April 2020
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Covid-19: “I’ve lost six months of my income” says musician

Government avails relief funds for performers out of pocket due to the lockdown

By Karabo Mafolo - 6 April 2020
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“Scandal-ridden” Lottery chairperson to serve extra year

Alfred Nevhutanda will keep his position until November

By Karabo Mafolo - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Some sex workers move online as SA heads into lockdown

SWEAT and Sonke call for fast-tracking of law reform and decriminalisation of sex work

By Karabo Mafolo - 27 March 2020
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Race to clear foster care backlog before November

Department of Social Development’s backlog still huge as new deadline looms

By Karabo Mafolo - 18 March 2020
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National Lotteries Commission refuses to release list of beneficiaries

NLC chairperson claims people are making money off the beneficiary list

By Karabo Mafolo - 10 March 2020
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Education halted by protests over unpaid NSFAS allowances

Tertiary institutions across the country have experienced weeks of disruption. Some have resumed teaching.

By Karabo Mafolo, Thamsanqa Mbovane, Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 March 2020
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Circus occupiers picket for housing

Occupiers are expected back in court next month

By Karabo Mafolo - 6 March 2020
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Uber drivers face risk of cars being impounded

Backlog in processing means many have no operating licences

By Karabo Mafolo - 5 March 2020
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Mbalula under fire following train arson

Eighteen coaches “gutted” at Cape Town station at a cost of over R60 million

By GroundUp Staff and Karabo Mafolo - 28 November 2019
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IPID executive acknowledges that system has been abused

Directorate misses Parliamentary deadline

By Karabo Mafolo - 27 November 2019
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UNHCR refugee protest stems from failures at Home Affairs

Long delays, inefficiencies and obstructionism causes frustration and anger among asylum seekers

By Madison Yauger and Karabo Mafolo - 27 November 2019
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Social Development asks for extension to clear foster care grant backlog

The battle to resolve the huge backlog dates back to 2011

By Karabo Mafolo - 20 November 2019
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Refugees physically attack archbishop and Chris Nissen in Methodist church

Leadership justifies violence

By Karabo Mafolo and Madison Yauger - 15 November 2019
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Patel’s spokesman dodges questions on Lottery

GroundUp told to rather focus on investment conference

By Karabo Mafolo - 13 November 2019
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National Lotteries Commission grilled in Parliament

Questions asked about conflicts of interest and unfinished projects

By Karabo Mafolo - 6 November 2019