Articles for Masego Mafata

Township grannies learn to be tech-savvy

goGOGOgo teaches elderly persons in Alexandra, Johannesburg how to navigate smartphones and the internet

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News | 16 February 2022

Nothing has changed in Alexandra, says Human Rights Commission

City of Johannesburg and provincial government have not responded to Commission’s July 2021 report

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News | 15 February 2022

Striking workers claim they were attacked at Clover plant

One worker in hospital since Monday

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News | 10 February 2022

Security guards and cleaners at Gauteng hospitals demand permanent employment

Union members say they are exploited and lack job security under private companies

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News | 2 February 2022

Immigrant traders in Gauteng fear for their safety after wave of xenophobic attacks

City of Johannesburg promises that traders allocated spaces will not be harassed or attacked

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News | 2 February 2022

Vavi vows to “scale up the fight” against Clover

This follows yet another breakdown in negotiations

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News | 1 February 2022

Striking Clover workers march through Sandton and picket at Israeli trade office

Police are investigating the death of a security guard during the strike

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News | 27 January 2022

Activists lobby President to make Covid grant permanent

Following a meeting with organisations last week, the presidency acknowledged the impact the grant has had in reducing poverty and hunger

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News | 26 January 2022

R23 million Joburg library still closed after three years

City says JDA must hand it over, but JDA says it was handed over in 2018

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News | 21 January 2022

Workers and security guards clash outside Clover plant

Union says several workers were injured

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News | 19 January 2022

Striking workers remove Clover products from shop shelves

The workers have been on strike since November last year

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News | 18 January 2022

Protesting Orange Farm residents want special needs school converted to a mainstream one

Parents complain that learners living in the nearby informal settlement have to cross the busy Golden Highway to get to school

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News | 14 January 2022

Hundreds of Clover workers picket outside Department of Trade

Workers have been on strike since November 2021

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News | 13 January 2022

JHB parents queue to place their children in schools

MEC Lesufi says number of unplaced learners is down to 700 this year compared to 35,000 last year

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News | 12 January 2022

Alexandra’s residents clean up township

Government welcomes community forum’s effort

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Brief | 15 December 2021

Government isn’t doing enough to protect and support whistleblowers, report finds

Corruption Watch releases report to mark International Anti-Corruption Day

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News | 10 December 2021