Articles by Masego Mafata

Civil society calls on the public to stand up and fight corruption

Defend our Democracy announces anti-corruption week for 3 to 10 December

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Brief | 9 November 2021

Credit regulator fails to explain why it has withdrawn action against controversial money lender

Moneyline had been accused by Black Sash of using social grants as collateral for loans

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News | 8 November 2021

Survivors of apartheid violations sleep outside Constitutional Court

They want government to pay them reparations they believe are owed to them

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News | 27 October 2021

Unemployed mothers and caregivers struggle to access Covid-19 grant

Since 1 July receiving a child support grant should not exclude one from getting the R350 Covid-19 grant

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News | 25 October 2021

Striking steel workers to return to duty by Monday

Unions agree to three-year increases and will be back paid from 1 July 2021

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News | 22 October 2021

Steel federation says 6% wage increase offer is final

CEO says sector has lost over 50,000 jobs this year alone

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Brief | 15 October 2021

Steel strike continues as NUMSA members reject SEIFSA offer

Investigation ongoing into security guards accused of using live ammunition on striking workers

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News | 14 October 2021

Workers and police clash as NUMSA steel strike continues

Unions are considering an offer by employer association SEIFSA

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News | 12 October 2021

Vavi calls for general strike to support metal workers

Employers say NUMSA’s demands will force companies to close

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News | 8 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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News | 7 October 2021

Protesters accuse SASSA officials of bribery

They also demand improved Social Relief of Distress Grant application process

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Brief | 4 October 2021

Refugee children wait years to get into schools

The Three2Six Project has hundreds of children on its waiting list

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News | 4 October 2021

Tembisa mom turns illegal dump site into vegetable garden

Itumeleng Phiri started a recycling business on the site, then a food garden

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News | 30 September 2021

From black bags to black belt: Reclaimer teaches Soweto youth Karate

Sensei Mandla Nkonde uses some of the money he makes from recycling to keep the academy afloat

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News | 27 September 2021

Activists demand SASSA fix “flawed” Covid-19 grant application process

SASSA says only 8 million of the 13 million people who applied for the R350 grant were approved

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News | 24 September 2021