Articles for Mosima Rafapa

Taps ran dry over a decade ago in North West Village

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

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News | 28 February 2020

North West schools call off week-long shutdown

Department promises to start constructing new school

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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

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News | 10 February 2020

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

“Officials promised us heaven and earth”

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News | 4 February 2020

Communities picket against mining bills

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

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News | 31 January 2020

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

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News | 28 January 2020

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

Fire in Wallacedene destroys 85 homes

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Brief | 20 January 2020

Denying people in wheelchairs access to shops is discriminatory, argues lawyer

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

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Law | 15 January 2020

Mamelodi floods: “I watched as my shack was swept away”

Shackdwellers pick up the pieces

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News | 11 December 2019