Articles by Liezl Human

Woodstock Hospital occupants and City of Cape Town reach court settlement

Occupants agree to be surveyed by City and legal team


22 April 2021

UCT fire: students tell how they grabbed textbooks and laptops and fled

“Some people didn’t have shoes on, others ran out in pyjamas”

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21 April 2021

Department of Education has failed to release vital software to schools

Government schools are unable to capture marks or produce reports


21 April 2021

SASSA on target to clear Western Cape disability grant backlog, agency says

Only 10,000 people still need assessments, SASSA says, but Black Sash is sceptical


14 April 2021

Workers pay for CCMA services that were once free

CCMA in Benoni “has outsourced to the internet cafe next door”

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9 April 2021

Covid-19: Lindiwe Sisulu fails to deliver R600 million rent relief

Housing activists demand answers eight months after Sisulu’s budget vote announcement


7 April 2021

Cape Town’s Anti-Land Invasion Unit is unlawful, argues SAHRC

Demolition of structures and removal of land occupiers without a court order is unconstitutional, says advocate


1 April 2021

Last minute drive to clear disability grant backlog

Black Sash concerned that rushed medical assessments will affect the outcome of applications


30 March 2021

Former farmworker refuses to leave her home of 30 years

Ladismith farmer says he needs the house for current workers


17 March 2021

Labour Department to probe “poor conditions” on Cape farm

Workers are demanding running water, lower electricity rates and improved housing


16 March 2021

Northlink college students protest over delayed NSFAS payments

Some students in Bellville protested for travel allowances. Others in Parow narrowly avoided eviction from their residence

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4 March 2021

Activists oppose bid to survey Woodstock Hospital occupiers

Case to be heard in High Court in April


1 March 2021

Ladismith cheese workers demonstrate in solidarity with farm workers

Factory workers demand action against farmer


25 February 2021

Judgment reserved in Drakenstein emergency housing case

Court was “left to speculate” about the municipality’s emergency housing plan, argues advocate


23 February 2021

Still no maintenance on PRASA trains

Rail agency extends maintenance tender - again


15 February 2021

Civic farming campaign opposes Philippi Horticultural Area development

Proposed massive urban development opposed by small farmers


12 February 2021