Articles for Mosima Rafapa

Today’s heroes: the “ordinary” women who hold South Africa together

We interviewed five South African women who have overcome adversity to support their families.

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Feature | 9 August 2021

Sefako Makgatho University workers end three-week strike

Workers agree to 4.5% wage increase


Brief | 27 May 2021

Strike at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University enters second week

NEHAWU is demanding a 6% pay increase; management initially offered 3.5%


Brief | 17 May 2021

New Pretoria clinic is a case study in why many township projects fail

The site is a dump after contractors became fed up and left


News | 14 May 2021

50% of learners don’t get meals when they’re not at school, says Equal Education

Some schools in Gauteng and the North West are struggling to feed learners who are unable to get to school


News | 28 April 2021

Still no water for North West residents

Water and Sanitation department says Mogogelo residents will only receive water by July


Brief | 28 April 2021

Promises, promises: the residents of Marikana Soutpan have almost given up hope

Informal settlement was first promised water and sanitation in 2017


News | 26 April 2021

All in a day’s work for reclaimers in Gauteng

Waste-pickers are responsible for collecting 80 to 90% of used packaging and paper that is recycled in South Africa

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Photo Essay | 26 April 2021

Mamelodi residents have waited five years for electricity connections

Delay blamed on dispute with contractor


News | 22 April 2021

Six arrested during clashes between SASCO marchers and police in Pretoria

“It’s about time something is done to improve the situation at TVET colleges” says student

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News | 15 October 2020

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


News | 6 April 2020

Taps ran dry over a decade ago in North West Village

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


News | 28 February 2020

North West schools call off week-long shutdown

Department promises to start constructing new school


Brief | 17 February 2020

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


News | 10 February 2020

Schools threaten to shut down if government doesn’t build a new one

“Officials promised us heaven and earth”


News | 4 February 2020

Communities picket against mining bills

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


News | 31 January 2020