Articles for Masego Mafata

JHB social housing flats shoddily built, say residents

Beneficiaries blame developer for poor workmanship and maintenance issues


News | 24 May 2021

Domestic workers need more time to lodge compensation claims, say unions

Workers have until November 2021 to submit retrospective claims of the last 27 years


News | 24 May 2021

Johannesburg garbage removal: reclaimers relieved that Pikitup’s R50 levy has been withdrawn

Although the decision has brought some relief, reclaimers still say they have not been made a part of the city’s recycling programme


Brief | 17 May 2021

Waste pickers’ livelihoods at risk in Johannesburg

Informal reclaimers say the expansion of Pikitup into recycling will leave them without an income


News | 7 May 2021

Long queues at post offices as activists picket for Covid-19 grant extension

”I do not even have money to go back home if I don’t get paid today. I am hungry” says hopeful beneficiary

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News | 30 April 2021

“R350 is a start, but not enough” says Covid-19 grant recipient

Activists are calling for the Social Relief of Distress Grant to be extended and increased


News | 23 April 2021

Activists call for extension of Covid-19 grant

Demands to be given to Department of Social Development on Thursday


Brief | 21 April 2021

Occupiers fight eviction from multi-million-rand property in Dunkeld West

Court rules earlier eviction was unlawful


News | 21 April 2021

Workers pay for CCMA services that were once free

CCMA in Benoni “has outsourced to the internet cafe next door”

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News | 9 April 2021

Union in wage dispute with PRASA

SATAWU wants to be allowed to renegotiate some terms of agreement

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News | 7 April 2021

Kimberley residents fed up with municipality’s handling of water crisis

The city has had rolling water cuts since December


Brief | 15 March 2021

NPA says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute students arrested during protests

Government announces plan to allocate funds to NSFAS to assist students

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News | 11 March 2021

Bystander killed in Wits student protests

Protesters proceeded to Empire Road and blocked traffic in Johannesburg


News | 10 March 2021

MEC opens up the way for mining in protected Mpumalanga grasslands

Provincial government revokes status of part of Mabola Protected Environment


News | 10 March 2021

All students must be allowed to register, regardless of debt, say Wits protesters

The university has previously said that only students who have less than R10,000 debt could register


News | 9 March 2021

Water protests rock Kimberley

About 500 residents from Phomolong protested on Wednesday morning by blocking the R31


Brief | 5 March 2021