Articles by Mosima Rafapa

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Covid-19: Street vendor says she can now feed family of 17 under relaxed regulations

Informal taders selling essential goods and uncooked foods to now operate with a permit during the lockdown

By Mosima Rafapa - 6 April 2020
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Taps ran dry over a decade ago in North West Village

Villagers have depended on buying water from private tankers and people with wells

By Mosima Rafapa - 28 February 2020
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North West schools call off week-long shutdown

Department promises to start constructing new school

By Mosima Rafapa - 17 February 2020
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Parents shut down five North West schools

Police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters and the education circuit manager had to be escorted out of the area

By Mosima Rafapa - 10 February 2020
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Schools threaten to shut down if government doesn’t build a new one

“Officials promised us heaven and earth”

By Mosima Rafapa - 4 February 2020
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Communities picket against mining bills

Activists criticise short comment period and that it was over the holiday period

By Mosima Rafapa - 31 January 2020
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Families claim they were duped into paying R50 to get a house

But Howard Soetwater of United Homeless People’s Association says it needs money to organise

By Mosima Rafapa - 28 January 2020

Three months after they move in, family’s RDP house burns down

Fire in Wallacedene destroys 85 homes

By Mosima Rafapa - 20 January 2020
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Denying people in wheelchairs access to shops is discriminatory, argues lawyer

Mitchells Plain shop owner says policy was implemented to stop “rampant shoplifting”

By Barbara Maregele and Mosima Rafapa - 15 January 2020
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Mamelodi floods: “I watched as my shack was swept away”

Shackdwellers pick up the pieces

By Mosima Rafapa - 11 December 2019