Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Atlantis pharmacist feeds hundreds of people weekly

“This is desperation. People are hungry out here. Situations like these are heartbreaking,” says Thahier Alli


23 July 2021

Part of informal settlement under water for a week

Khayelitsha residents say they need help to clear the water

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19 July 2021

ECD staff, social workers, and SASSA tellers could be vaccinated soon, says Minister Zulu

ECD staff remain sceptical, demand Zulu commits to timelines


2 July 2021

How risky is public transport for infectious disease? We tested it

Next time you hop on a bus, you’ll want to shout: “Open the windows!”

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29 June 2021

Anger over exclusion of ECD centres from teacher vaccinations

Early childhood development centre owners say they are “the forgotten sector”


25 June 2021

Covid-19 vaccinations: homeless people at risk of being left out

At present the system requires an ID to register


21 June 2021

Cape Town trauma centre overwhelmed by case load

At times “the queues look like a SASSA line”


15 June 2021

Covid-19: What it’s like being a nurse during a pandemic

“We kept getting patients who were already dead”

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2 June 2021

Government working to fix “teething issues” at vaccine sites

Western Cape given 33,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to kick start phase 2 this week


19 May 2021

Dozens march in Gugulethu demanding justice for woman murdered by her boyfriend

The accused is set to appear in the Athlone Magistrates Court on Friday


13 May 2021

Early childhood development centres protest over “virtually non-existent roll out” of relief fund

Social Development says it cannot disburse funds without the necessary verifications


13 May 2021

Covid-19 land occupiers demand water, toilets and electricity

The group vows to intensify its protest action if the Premier does not respond


11 May 2021

Cape Town firefighters fear they will be fired

City says it is trying to resolve the matter and has made no such decision


30 April 2021

Cape Town township gets a pop-up cinema

25-year-old Buhle Sithela is bringing movies to children in Harare, Khayelitsha

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29 April 2021

“When we arrived there, the fire was going crazy”

Firefighter Nathan Phillips is one of 714 employed by the City of Cape Town


26 April 2021

School children love this library

Lungile Moferi’s tuk-tuk doubles as a mobile library


23 April 2021