Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Khayelitsha sexual offences court is fixed at last

Rape Crisis marks its six-year fight with a celebration

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Brief | 7 December 2021

Picket in support of Stellenbosch workers

Dispute over work period for workers cleaning the Philippi Horticultural Area

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Brief | 2 December 2021

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

Ekasi Dynamik Fitness opened in October

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News | 26 November 2021

Loadshedding causes social grant backlogs

SASSA says staff are manually filling out applications

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Brief | 18 November 2021

Toddler airlifted to hospital after falling into uncovered drain

Local farmworker movement plans to lay charges against farmer

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News | 5 November 2021

Makhaza finally gets a temporary police station

Police say construction of a permanent police station still on the cards for Khayelitsha

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Brief | 2 November 2021

Sexual offences cases are being withdrawn due to DNA processing backlog

Over 37,000 DNA specimens yet to be processed in the Western Cape alone

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Brief | 26 October 2021

Bus transformed into mobile classroom for learners in Langa

The 42-seater Atlas Digibus has laptops, two teaching stations, and Wi-Fi for online teaching programmes like coding

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Brief | 15 October 2021

No Covid relief for thousands of children’s centres

“Early Childhood Development centres have closed down. People have lost their jobs. But the national Department of Social Development is not saying a word.”

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News | 30 September 2021

Fifteen years later still no footbridge for Cape Flats’ school children

A bridge to cross the Vygieskraal River in Kewtown has been on the City of Cape Town’s to do list since 2006

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News | 22 September 2021

Mother pleads with strained Dial-a-Ride service to help get her daughter to school

Her daughter is among thousands of people on the City-run service’s waiting list

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Brief | 16 September 2021

Busiswa Pikinini has no hands, no feet - and no house

The 27-year-old is one of those hoping for housing in Khayelitsha’s informal settlements

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News | 2 September 2021

“The investigating officer in charge of my case used to chill with my rapist”

Rape Crisis marks six years since the launch of its Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign

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News | 27 August 2021

Seven years after the Khayelitsha Commission, policing is worse than ever, say residents

Community wants police minister and other government departments to account for lack of action on commission’s recommendations

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News | 26 August 2021

Khayelitsha toilet cleaners work without recommended inoculations

City blames Covid disruptions for being behind on vaccinating workers against tetanus

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Brief | 19 August 2021