Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

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Informal settlement residents demand water ahead of lockdown

“Everybody says that the most vulnerable will be protected but what has the government done to make sure the most vulnerable have access to water?”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 March 2020
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Housing backlog exceeds half a million in Western Cape

City and Province’s housing demand drive adds 10,000 more to the database

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 March 2020
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Covid-19: Taxi commuters anxious about pandemic

City of Cape Town says it will implement a number of precautionary measures at public transport interchanges in the coming days

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 March 2020
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Family of murdered Delft teenager left in limbo

Three months after Jayden Petersen’s death, police have told his grandparents nothing

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 11 March 2020
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Real Jobs Summit proposes ways to tackle unemployment

Cry of the Xcluded campaigners will march to Parliament to mark Budget Day

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 February 2020
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Paraplegic man dreams of having a house

Lwando Sigaqa lives in a shack in Taiwan informal settlement

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 February 2020
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Campaigners launch The Real Jobs Summit ahead of budget speech

About 150 protesters marched to Parliament on Monday under the banner of Cry of the Xcluded campaign

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 25 February 2020
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“Every day I fear for my life” says train driver

Stephanus Louw was stabbed and attacked by three men armed with knives

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 20 February 2020
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Metrorail driver stoned by angry commuters

Assaults of crew have become a daily occurrence, says injured driver

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 February 2020
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Activists condemn PRASA appointment

Themba Camane was involved in botched Siyangena deal

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 10 February 2020
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State dental clinic lacks anaesthetics

Gugulethu Community Dental Clinic only treating 40 people a day

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 7 February 2020
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Khayelitsha man makes lamps from plastic bottles

Siphamandla Ntshewula hopes his invention will help learners study

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 31 January 2020
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Heads-up: Making smileys has been in Noluthando Gaika’s family for four generations

Gugulethu business is thriving

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 January 2020
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We have become mosquito food, say families living along filthy canal

Part of Gugulethu canal clogged with rubbish after employment dispute

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 22 January 2020
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Gugulethu residents accuse taxi drivers of crime

Avanza private car taxi operators accused of rape and robbery

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 January 2020
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Nightmare start to 2020 for thousands of Cape Town commuters

Khayelitsha bus and train services still suspended

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Tariro Washinyira - 13 January 2020