Articles by Marecia Damons

Siqalo shack dwellers want solar power

Residents are asking the City of Cape Town to subsidise a model they say worked in Stellenbosch


8 July 2021

SACP picket in Western Cape calls for inquiry into “the rot within the police”

The party says the public have lost all confidence and trust in the police


25 June 2021

20 years later government still “discussing” Basic Income Grant

Even as the push for a comprehensive grant gathers pace, civil society organisations doubt the political will is there


22 June 2021

State asks for more time to investigate case against Table Mountain fire accused

Accused’s lawyer wants case struck from court roll should the state not be ready next month


18 June 2021

“Walk of Resistance” against Amazon site

A petition signed by 50,000 people opposing the R4.5bn mega-development has been handed over to Mayor Dan Plato


17 June 2021

Supporters of axed top cop Jeremy Vearey march to Parliament

They want him reinstated and a public inquiry into SAPS


10 June 2021

Cape Town golf clubs may be turned into housing - City documents

Activists welcome possible change of policy


4 June 2021

City of Cape Town slammed for asking public for complaints against homeless people

Counter campaign to City’s appeal launched by activists

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31 May 2021

SAMWU demands investigation into abuse allegations

Union says more than ten shop stewards are facing charges of gross misconduct and insubordination


31 May 2021

Deafening silence from government on Covid-19 grant

Activist organisations battling to secure meetings


28 May 2021

Children with autism battle to find school places

Parents, caregivers and volunteers marched to Parliament


24 May 2021

“Never forget how they died”- Life Esidimeni online memorial launched

Website will allow people to lay complaints and report service issues


21 May 2021

A quarter of Worcester’s children are stunted

Mothers who completed high school are much less likely to have stunted children


19 May 2021

Researchers call for full reopening of schools after report shows more than half of children miss meals

The total lost days of meals could be as high as 133 out of 211 school days


13 May 2021

Man arrested for Table Mountain fire no longer faces arson charges

Frederick Mhangazo came to Cape Town to study. He has ended up homeless and living from hand to mouth.


28 April 2021

Protesters call for CCMA budget cuts to be reversed

Workers coming to the CCMA for help are often told to lodge complaints online


21 April 2021