Articles for Mary-Anne Gontsana

New delay in lesbian murder case as Khayelitsha court runs out of paper

Family of Phelokazi Mqathanya losing hope after multiple postponements


News | 12 May 2022

Early childhood development: hundreds of centres are still waiting for their Covid money

More than 1,700 have not yet been paid out in the Western Cape alone


Brief | 11 May 2022

Video: He was in prison. Now he teaches elderly people how to grow vegetables

Thirty-three year old Ludwe Qamata teaches vegetable gardening to older people in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

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Video | 3 May 2022

Free Gender says Khayelitsha police are mishandling murder case of lesbian woman

Access to justice for black lesbians and people in Khayelitsha is “elusive”


News | 14 April 2022

Hanover Park soup kitchen fighting for survival

“People are hungry and most of them are unemployed” says feeding scheme director


News | 12 April 2022

Dial-a-Ride services suspended in some Cape Town areas due to taxi violence

At least 30 people with disabilities are unable to access standard public transport


News | 24 March 2022

Crèche owners protest at Parliament, demanding outstanding grants

Early childhood development centres want all money paid out by the end of the month


News | 17 March 2022

Rubbish piles up in Cape Town’s townships as residents fight over jobs

The City says it is making efforts to upgrade the jobseekers’ database

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Feature | 9 March 2022

Khayelitsha police are failing the queer community, say activists

Protesters threaten to shut down the police station


Brief | 9 March 2022

Judgment reserved in Cape Town eviction case

Former occupiers of Arcadia House in Observatory are still living along the street


News | 2 March 2022

Khayelitsha hospital staff overwhelmed with cases

The hospital has 340 beds but frequently has to accommodate nearly 450 patients


News | 25 February 2022

Crèches demand unpaid Covid relief funds

A year after applications for the relief funds opened, many Early Childhood Development centres are yet to be paid


News | 17 February 2022

Khayelitsha sexual offences court is fixed at last

Rape Crisis marks its six-year fight with a celebration


Brief | 7 December 2021

Picket in support of Stellenbosch workers

Dispute over work period for workers cleaning the Philippi Horticultural Area


Brief | 2 December 2021

New gym in Khayelitsha offers members unique “personal training” regimen

Ekasi Dynamik Fitness opened in October


News | 26 November 2021