Articles by Masego Mafata

Sharp increase in deaths places strain on Johannesburg cemeteries

“These numbers are staggering,” says City Parks spokesperson

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22 July 2021

People queueing for six hours to buy essential goods in KZN and Gauteng

“Law-abiding citizens are now facing the consequences of other people’s actions”

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16 July 2021

27,000 people join project to rebuild after looting

The RebuildSA Facebook group was created on Tuesday

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14 July 2021

Gauteng clinics looted and destroyed

“What was not taken, was broken,” says doctor

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13 July 2021

Alexandra was already “a ticking time-bomb” says SAHRC report

As protest returns to Alexandra, activists say nothing has changed after 2019 protests

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13 July 2021

“I don’t know what I did to deserve this” says looted shop owner

Sporadic looting and protests continue in Alexandra, Johannesburg

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12 July 2021

Gauteng government takes vaccination drive to SASSA queues

“We’ve been using vaccines for years. I don’t understand why people are afraid of this vaccine” says Soweto pensioner

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7 July 2021

Artists want Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s head to roll

Theatre and Dance Alliance report says those responsible for the mess made of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Package should be held accountable

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1 July 2021

Mixed reactions to Gauteng government’s ambulance takeover

City of Johannesburg’s service suspended during current Covid-19 surge

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1 July 2021

Charlotte Maxeke partly reopened but only for cancer outpatients

Oncology unit is the first department to open since the hospital closed down after a fire in April.

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28 June 2021

Cancer patients say they are struggling to access treatment since Charlotte Maxeke fire

Oncology outpatients try their luck at Chris Hani Baragwanath

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24 June 2021

“We don’t have anywhere else to go” says Johannesburg occupier

Eviction case pending against Rosettenville families while City asked to provide emergency accommodation

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23 June 2021

Domestic workers celebrate workplace gains

“There are still a number of our rights that are not recognised. We still have to fight”

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18 June 2021

Shoddy maintenance and safety concerns at Joburg’s landmark market

Human Rights Commission to investigate the Johannesburg Property Company’s management of Kwa Mai Mai

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3 June 2021

Sex workers march in Johannesburg calling for decriminalisation

Protesters also want safe spaces for women in the city

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28 May 2021

“We don’t want money, we want jobs”: Ekurhuleni workers go to court

The City’s former employees want employment contracts, not the compensation awarded to them by the Labour Court

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26 May 2021