Articles by Liezl Human

Municipality has gravely misunderstood its duties, court told

But Drakenstein municipality says criticism of its emergency housing plan is unwarranted 

By Liezl Human - 7 August 2020

Court asked to oversee Drakenstein Municipality emergency housing plan

“The situation was allowed to continue for 20 years and those directly affected are particularly vulnerable”, says advocate

By Liezl Human - 6 August 2020

Farm worker’s housing case in court this week

Drakenstein municipality accused of breaching its Constitutional obligations

By Liezl Human - 5 August 2020

“We lived better on the farms” says evictee

Families tell of hardship since being relocated from a farm to an informal settlement in Wellington

By Liezl Human - 10 July 2020

Zackie Achmat calls for activism against Covid-19

Veteran activist receives award for AIDS work

By Liezl Human - 3 July 2020

How we count our dead during Covid-19

From 6 May to 23 June, at least 4,000 South Africans died because of the pandemic

By Liezl Human and Nathan Geffen - 2 July 2020

Lockdown has worsened pressure on foster care system, says Social Development

About 129,136 foster care orders will expire on 26 November 2020

By Liezl Human - 30 June 2020

Civil society steps in to monitor complaints against the police and army

Earlier lockdown restrictions prevented many people from reporting abuses, says activist

By Liezl Human - 15 June 2020

Private hospital sends Covid-19 patient to stretched Groote Schuur

Life Vincent Pallotti defends its decision

By Tariro Washinyira and Liezl Human - 1 June 2020

Health department boss calls for investigation into Glenda Gray

But leading scientist comes out in defence of MRC president

By Liezl Human and Nathan Geffen - 22 May 2020

Dunoon leaders say they were not consulted on de-densification plans

Provincial government says stakeholder engagement will take place on Thursday

By Liezl Human - 21 May 2020

Doubts over Compensation Fund’s ability to pay out for Covid-19 claims

However, the Fund’s glitchy computer system is at last showing some improvement

By Liezl Human - 18 May 2020
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Huge delays in Covid-19 test results

Doctors express concern that results are so late they are not clinically useful

By Liezl Human and GroundUp Staff - 8 May 2020
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Covid-19: Teachers alarmed over schools reopening

Social distancing is a precondition for the reopening of schools, says union

By Liezl Human - 6 May 2020
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Fruit packhouse continues operations after Covid-19 scare

Department of Health acted swiftly in screening and testing at fruit packhouse

By Liezl Human - 24 April 2020
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How the Western Cape is responding to Covid-19

We had an advantage over countries in the North “because we had the opportunity to observe them, the trajectory of their epidemic, their mistakes”

By Liezl Human - 16 April 2020