Articles by Marecia Damons

Police use stun grenades to break up Cape Town housing protest

This followed a raid of the Woodstock Hospital occupation earlier on Friday

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15 October 2021

Cape Town home owners, fed up with City’s lack of action, pay to house homeless

Residents of houses on the border of Van Riebeeck Park made a plan to cover the cost of accomodating the people living in the park - for now

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14 October 2021

Hundreds of workers march for end to pay freeze

COSATU members and affiliated unions held demonstrations across the country

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7 October 2021

Matriculant petitions for stateless youths to get into universities

She is among many South African-born children with immigrant parents struggling to get identification documents

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7 October 2021

Tardy courts: Nearly 100 judgments outstanding for more than six months

The Constitutional Court which should be setting an example had seven late judgments at the end of June

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1 October 2021

Homeless people’s tents confiscated as City of Cape Town cracks down

Additional R500 million to be spent on law enforcement

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1 October 2021

Post Office workers face uncertain future

SAPO can no longer pay retirement fund or medical aid contributions

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21 September 2021

Cape Town centre offers a hot meal and a vaccine to homeless people

“We wanted to create a welcoming and safe space with a meal where people could have access to the vaccine if they choose” says U-Turn’s director Jean-Ray Knighton-Fitt

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13 September 2021

Users must check if a taxi is safe, insists Transport MEC after crash at Parliament

Taxi in which several children were injured was overloaded, unroadworthy and unlicensed, and the driver had no licence either

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8 September 2021

City of Cape Town defends its demolition of Green Point tent camp in court

Ndifuna Ukwazi says City by-laws cannot be allowed to trump constitutional rights

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6 September 2021

City of Cape Town demolishes tent camp, leaving homeless without shelter

Law enforcement removes people living near the Green Point Tennis Courts

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25 August 2021

Families want electricity bills from lockdown to be scrapped

Cape Winelands municipality battling to recover steep outstanding bills

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24 August 2021

Over 20 learners injured as taxi crashes into barrier at Parliament

It is alleged that the taxi was overcrowded and the driver and vehicle were unlicensed

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20 August 2021

Activists impatient with long wait for promised social housing

City of Cape Town says national government slow to release “well-located” land for affordable housing

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12 August 2021