Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

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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
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Khayelitsha commuters plan transport summit for February

“We have found that commuter safety is also not up to standard”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 December 2019
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“Murder capital” residents welcome award for police station commander

Top Nyanga cop is “always willing to go out of his way to help”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 13 December 2019
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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