Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

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Khayelitsha court doesn’t cater properly for rape survivors, report finds

Rape Crisis demands better conditions at sexual offences court

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 10 December 2019
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No justice for Khayelitsha woman, raped while taking a nap

Activists say they were horrified to see accused walking around the court’s waiting area

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 December 2019
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Commuter Lunga Zawa uses a wheelchair. But Nyanga station is only accessible by stairs

Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled has been fighting since 2015 for better access

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 November 2019
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Picket at Saldanha Steel over plant closure

“Despite what the company says, we will not give up”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 November 2019
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Thieves steal children’s musical instruments from Khayelitsha school

Trumpets, saxophones, trombones and keyboards taken from a container store

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 21 November 2019
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Site C residents demand a police station

“We had a mobile police station about three years ago, which disappeared a year ago”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 November 2019
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Protest at school after two educators dismissed for awarding fraudulent marks

“They acted dishonestly and we abide by the decision” says WCED spokesperson

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 November 2019
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Community volunteers try to keep Gugulethu safe

Some Asijiki neighbourhood watch patrollers have been shot at

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 November 2019
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The long wait for new housing for Blikkiesdorp families

Symphony Way development will take years to complete

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 8 November 2019
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Refugees in limbo after eviction at UNHCR

Asylum seekers find refuge at the Central Methodist Church

By Madison Yauger and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 1 November 2019
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Looking out for Cape Town’s cart horses

The Cart Horse Protection Association relies solely on donations to oversee 450 horses

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 25 October 2019
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Thousands march in Gugulethu against gender-based violence

“Until we fix ourselves as men, then nothing will come right”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 October 2019
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“Serious health risk” to Marikana residents as garbage piles up

Refuse uncollected since August as City and community dispute who should do the work

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 October 2019
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Chickens pay for guest house

Serial entrepreneur Nthabiseng Moshoeshoe has opened a guest house in Mfuleni

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 October 2019
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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