Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Government working to fix “teething issues” at vaccine sites

Western Cape given 33,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to kick start phase 2 this week


19 May 2021

Dozens march in Gugulethu demanding justice for woman murdered by her boyfriend

The accused is set to appear in the Athlone Magistrates Court on Friday


13 May 2021

Early childhood development centres protest over “virtually non-existent roll out” of relief fund

Social Development says it cannot disburse funds without the necessary verifications


13 May 2021

Covid-19 land occupiers demand water, toilets and electricity

The group vows to intensify its protest action if the Premier does not respond


11 May 2021

Cape Town firefighters fear they will be fired

City says it is trying to resolve the matter and has made no such decision


30 April 2021

Cape Town township gets a pop-up cinema

25-year-old Buhle Sithela is bringing movies to children in Harare, Khayelitsha

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29 April 2021

“When we arrived there, the fire was going crazy”

Firefighter Nathan Phillips is one of 714 employed by the City of Cape Town


26 April 2021

School children love this library

Lungile Moferi’s tuk-tuk doubles as a mobile library


23 April 2021

Khayelitsha residents want to know exactly when they will get the police station they were promised

Land for the Makhaza police station was identified already in 2004


16 April 2021

From sounds to hounds: How an opera singer started a dog-washing business in Khayelitsha

Masakhane Sotayisi doesn’t just clean your dog: he moisturises it too!

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23 March 2021

Shack dweller Nikiwe Sipenuka has no feet and no hands. She has been waiting for a house for years

Unclear why provincial government has not prioritised her house


17 March 2021

The Justice department has upgraded the Khayelitsha sexual offences court. But Rape Crisis say it’s not enough

Activists picketed outside the department’s regional office in Cape Town on Monday to demand better upgrades


8 March 2021

SASSA vows to meet its disability grant deadline

Virtual medical assessments will speed up the process, Western Cape legislature told


4 March 2021

Deadline extended for early childhood development centres’ fund

ECD centres now have until 26 February to apply for relief funds


22 February 2021

Applying for grants is a nightmare for early childhood development centres

“People are pulling their hair out because they have no idea how to do it”


12 February 2021

Some schools still not feeding learners

The national feeding scheme was meant to recommence on 27 January

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9 February 2021