Articles by Marecia Damons

Covid-19: learners risk a double blow as literacy projects struggle

Shifting donor priorities put library initiative at risk


14 December 2020

Covid-19 protocols are observed inside SASSA offices, but not in the snaking queues of people waiting outside

Social grant applicants spend the night huddled together outside in the hope of being helped


8 December 2020

Covid-19: Night vigil in support of principal who refused to open his school

Wesley Neumann’s disciplinary hearing starts


3 December 2020

“It’s fair to conclude that we do not have what is called a school” says principal

Department of Basic Education will miss its deadline for minimum standards in schools yet again


27 November 2020

Cape Flats women activists celebrated

Twenty women from communities across the city have been nominated for awards


25 November 2020

Tafelsig feeding scheme battles red tape

Tafelsig CAN provides meals three times a day to hundreds of families in Mitchells Plain and Philippi


18 November 2020

Informal traders say the City neglects the town centre in Mitchells Plain

The group says the area “reeks of defecation and urine”


17 November 2020

Court grants eviction order against alleged housing “hijackers”

Evictees say they were out of options


12 November 2020

Tensions reach breaking point in Franschhoek valley

There is a a decades-long battle over Boschendal housing

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6 November 2020

Covid-19: Excess deaths for second week running

But the current surge is not nearly as bad as July


29 October 2020

Education activists slam Mboweni budget cuts

Members of Equal Education picketed outside Parliament on Wednesday


28 October 2020

Covid-19: After weeks of calm, excess deaths are increasing

Latest Medical Research Council mortality report shows clear spike


22 October 2020

Farm workers march for land

Government has committed to land redistribution in all provinces except Gauteng and Western Cape


16 October 2020

Nearly two million learners still not receiving meals at school

Education department is expected to submit a detailed plan to court this week


13 October 2020

“You looted R5 billion and told us to dance to Jerusalema” say striking workers

Union members down tools countrywide over corruption and salary increases among other things on Wednesday

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7 October 2020

250,000 domestic worker jobs lost in lockdown

Statistics South Africa survey shows dramatic effects of Covid-19 measures


30 September 2020