Articles for Masego Mafata

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


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


News | 21 January 2022

Workers and security guards clash outside Clover plant

Union says several workers were injured


News | 19 January 2022

Striking workers remove Clover products from shop shelves

The workers have been on strike since November last year


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


News | 14 January 2022

Hundreds of Clover workers picket outside Department of Trade

Workers have been on strike since November 2021


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


News | 12 January 2022

Alexandra’s residents clean up township

Government welcomes community forum’s effort


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


News | 10 December 2021

Staff at Charlotte Maxeke hospital ask President to intervene

“We need a firm plan and a dedicated budget”


News | 7 December 2021

Researchers surveyed schools in a Gauteng township. This is what they found

Activists launch campaign against overcrowding


News | 29 November 2021

The minister, the Lottery boss and the luxury R5.6 million home

The strange story of the house Fikile Mbalula offered to buy

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Feature | 29 November 2021

Long queues at Home Affairs in spite of minister’s promise

But provincial manager claims “Home Affairs has declared war on queues”

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Photo Essay | 29 November 2021

Cancer patients wait up to five years for treatment in Gauteng, say health activists

They marched on Tuesday to demand that Gauteng Premier David Makhura intervenes


News | 23 November 2021

“We rely on dams and crocodile-infested rivers for water”

Limpopo villagers with limited access to water picket at Union Buildings on Thursday


News | 19 November 2021

JHB neighbourhoods battle without water

Water supplying company says it’s relying on residents without access to call them so a tanker can be dispatched


News | 17 November 2021