Articles by Ashleigh Furlong

HIV treatment programme doing well but long way to go

About 60% of South Africans with HIV have started antiretrovirals

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26 June 2018

How do we prevent South Africans from getting sick with TB?

Part three of a three-part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

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22 May 2018

TB research is underfunded but new medicines are on their way

Part two of a three part series on a neglected disease that kills over a hundred thousand South Africans every year

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17 May 2018

Why do so many South Africans die of TB?

Part one of a three part series on a neglected disease which kills over 100,000 South Africans every year

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16 May 2018

Study uncovers brutal policing of sex work

Civil society and the police have begun to work together to stop the abuse

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23 March 2018

Charges dropped against UWC students after 16 months

“Being falsely accused and imprisoned was terrifying”

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2 March 2018

West Coast phosphate mine stopped - for now

Activists and state departments fear Elandsfontein mine could damage area

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15 September 2017

Mayhem in Hangberg after Deputy Minister of Police cancels imbizo

Construction vehicle burnt as residents and police clash

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14 September 2017

Judge urges Bromwell Street parties to mediate

“It is tragic that people would have to go to Wolwerivier [when] there could have been some place closer to Woodstock for them to stay”

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14 September 2017

IPID to investigate shooting of teenage boy

Case of attempted murder has been opened

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14 September 2017

A history of violence: police action in Hout Bay

Fourteen-year-old boy has surgery to remove rubber bullet

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13 September 2017

Judge questions City’s plan to send Woodstock families to Wolwerivier

“If you get sent to Wolwerivier, what is the chance you will be able to get out?”

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12 September 2017

Title deeds: how do we fix the system?

Experts at Open Book Festival debate different approaches to dealing with property in poor neighbourhoods

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8 September 2017

Cape Town school teacher accused of sexual assault appears in court

Unclear why man facing criminal charge was not suspended by Western Cape Education Department

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31 August 2017

City of Cape Town ordered to buy land for Marikana residents

Court ruling ensures that 60,000 people will not be evicted from their homes

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30 August 2017

Teacher caught on video beating student

Same teacher accused of sexual harassment

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29 August 2017