Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Activists threaten to take over unused land and farms

Call for state to form compact with civil society to drive land reform

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 28 September 2020

Cape Town councillors and activists trade accusations over land occupations

20,000 shacks have been built since January but City says it only has money to build 2,000 houses

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 September 2020

We are living in liquid shit, say eThembeni families

City of Cape Town says it’s not possible to drain away dirty water after sewage pipe burst

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 16 September 2020

Covid-19: Patients complain of long clinic queues but officials are trying to fix this

“No patient has been turned away”

By Buziwe Nocuze and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 August 2020

Eight-year-old Clarence Solomons died over a housing dispute he had nothing to do with

Councillor and resident give contradictory accounts of what led to demolition of home that led to fatal protest

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 25 August 2020

Street kids lose out as restaurants close

StreetSmart sees massive drop in donations collected through restaurant bills

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 August 2020

Make Women’s Day matter by funding a shelter, urges Philisa Abafazi Bethu

Cape Town organisation hopes to open a second safe house

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 August 2020

Fined for going to a clinic during lockdown

Gugulethu man says he wants to sue metro officer

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 7 August 2020

Khayelitsha business owner caught in “rain of stones” during protest

Nelly Tom has scratches and bruising on her face and her work vehicle is severely damaged

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 July 2020

“I can’t even feed my children” says unemployed farmworker

Seasonal workers take farm owner to CCMA for “unfair dismissal and illegal eviction”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 30 July 2020

Learners demand solid classrooms after storm destroys prefabs

MEC says her department has acquired land in the area. Phased in occupancy could start in 2022

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 22 July 2020

SASSA not processing new disability grant applications during the pandemic

“I came here with my letter to apply for a grant. I didn’t even make it through the gate”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 July 2020

Motshekga snubs teachers’ unions

Minister says she’s consulting, but unions say it’s not with them

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 15 July 2020

“Anti-social behaviour” could soon disqualify you from renting from the City

Public comment on draft housing allocation policy open till 21 July

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and James Stent - 9 July 2020

New LGBTQI+ draft guidelines for schools critically flawed say education activists

Western Cape Education Department is evaluating comments on its Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Guidelines

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 July 2020

Nomandla Yako, who defied Thabo Mbeki by importing HIV medicines, has died

TAC activist who lived openly with HIV succumbs to Covid-19

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 1 July 2020