Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

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Rats still live in Kanana’s filthy ditches

30-year-old settlement is still a mess

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 October 2019
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Two crime hotspots still without permanent police stations

Five years after Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry, recommendation to build new station still not implemented

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 September 2019
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March against crime in Khayelitsha

Residents demand better policing to combat gender-based violence

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 September 2019
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Women-only train carriage proposal derailed

PRASA appears to have abandoned plan to set aside carriages for women and children

By Drew Wayland and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 September 2019
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Women from shelters picket as Ramaphosa speaks

Movement calls for more funding for shelters for survivors of abuse

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 September 2019
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Call for more churches to become places of refuge

Methodists hold silent protest against gender based violence

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Drew Wayland - 13 September 2019
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Hermanus backyarders hope government will buy land

Court case to remove land occupiers postponed pending negotiations

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 6 September 2019
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#AmINextProtest: police use water cannons against protesters

Demonstrators demand action from Ramaphosa

By Mary-Anne Gontsana, Tariro Washinyira, Ashraf Hendricks and Lucas Nowicki - 4 September 2019
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Still no police station five years after Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into policing

Police ministry and SAPS continue to fail the vulnerable and the poor, says activist

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 August 2019
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City says it has housing opportunities in Blue Downs

Residential serviced plots available for people with a monthly income of R9,000 to R22,000

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 August 2019
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Social housing gets green light at Salt River Market

Activists say they will only celebrate when they see ground broken

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 August 2019
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RDP beneficiaries live with shoddy construction

“I was a backyarder on the housing list for 33 years before I received this house … I am so disappointed”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 August 2019
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Mothers of slain children march in Cape Town

Protest commemorates children killed by crime and gang violence

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 1 August 2019
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Heideveld residents say their RDP houses are shoddily built

Homes are leaking and walls are cracked, they claim

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 1 August 2019
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Masiphumelele fire leaves over 1,000 homeless

One person killed, but body burnt so badly that their sex cannot be determined

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 July 2019
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New Masiphumelele taxi rank open at last

The rank has stood unused since its completion in May

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 July 2019