Articles for Marecia Damons

Most applicants for Social Relief of Distress grants are young

Approximately 600,000 SRD grant applicants hold tertiary qualifications


Brief | 5 August 2022

COSATU protesters chase away officials during march against crime

Police Minister Bheki Cele says policing alone cannot deal with crime


News | 4 August 2022

Cape Town tables plan for two inner-city social housing projects

Announcement hailed as a victory for housing activists


News | 29 July 2022

Cape Town law enforcement officer on trial for murder next month

The officer is charged with shooting dead a homeless man, Dumisani Joxo, in January


Brief | 29 July 2022

No City plan for backyarders on private land

The City plans to help backyarders only on properties it owns


News | 27 July 2022

COSATU to strike over lack of action against crime

Union members will march in Cape Town in August to protest about government’s “lacklustre” approach to rising crime


Brief | 20 July 2022

Minister proposes increase to Covid grant income threshold

Meanwhile, many R350 grant beneficiaries have been waiting months for their payments


News | 15 July 2022

Deadline extended for public to comment on controversial education regulations

Schools with inadequate and unsafe sanitation are scheduled to receive appropriate toilets next year, says government


Brief | 1 July 2022

Learners march against proposal to end deadlines to fix schools

Poor and working-class communities will never know when their schools will be fixed, say education activists


News | 30 June 2022

Cape Town teacher gets five years for sexually assaulting a learner

Ayanda Ntuthu’s name will be added to the National Register of Sex Offenders


News | 21 June 2022

Officer accused of murdering a homeless man is still employed by City of Cape Town

Friends of Dumisani Joxo say there is still no justice six months after he was shot dead


News | 17 June 2022

Covid R350 grant to be paid from mid-June

Payments delayed by means testing processes


News | 6 June 2022

Activists condemn failure to act against teacher convicted of sexual assault

Ayanda Ntuthu has not been suspended. The NPA says it is the education department’s responsibility to find out if its employees have been prosecuted, but there is no easy way to do this.


News | 27 May 2022

SARS workers strike for higher wages

NEHAWU and PSA have rejected an offer of a 1.4% increase. The unions are demanding a 7% increase, among other benefits

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News | 25 May 2022

SARS workers picket for salary increases ahead of nationwide strike

The tax collector says there’s no money to meet union demands but has since tabled a 1.4% increase


Brief | 24 May 2022

A Cape Town teacher sexually assaulted a learner five years ago. He’s still teaching at the school

Education department says it will consider disciplinary steps after receiving the outcome of the criminal trial from the National Prosecuting Authority


News | 23 May 2022