Articles by Mary-Anne Gontsana

Activists call for emergency response to violence against women

Right2Know picket outside Parliament


1 December 2020

This is where evicted people go

The City of Cape Town says there are plans to upgrade Kampies, an emergency housing location, outside Philippi


30 November 2020

Langa covered in overflowing sewage and stagnant puddles

City plans to upgrade hostels in the area soon


24 November 2020

IPID investigating after police accused of assaulting woman

The woman says that officers in Philippi threatened to kill her and her family if they spoke out about the incident


20 November 2020

Devastating Langa fire destroys 70 homes

“My shack was filled with smoke and it was so hot inside. I grabbed my baby and ran out.”


19 November 2020

Motorcade through Cape Town to highlight gender-based violence

Police accompany Ilitha Labantu campaign


13 November 2020

Forgotten farm dwellers in Philippi plead for services

They say they do not know who to ask for help as farm owner is impossible to track down


10 November 2020

Nigerian protesters want Ramaphosa to help end SARS unrest

Human rights groups accuse the Nigerian police unit of extortion, harassment, torture, and murder


30 October 2020

School feeding: Auntie Dottie’s biryani is a hit with learners

But some learners are still not being fed in lockdown


28 October 2020

92 cases struck from court roll in three months due to police inefficiency

“Dockets are disappearing in different police stations. Cases are just disappearing off the roll”


22 October 2020

Desmond Tutu Health Foundation driver ‘held to ransom’ by taxi operators

Taxi operators could be deregistered or have their licences revoked should they be found guilty, says provincial transport department


14 October 2020

Backlog of over 19,000 disability grant applications since lockdown

SASSA says it will prioritise cases through appointments


2 October 2020

Activists threaten to take over unused land and farms

Call for state to form compact with civil society to drive land reform


28 September 2020

Cape Town councillors and activists trade accusations over land occupations

20,000 shacks have been built since January but City says it only has money to build 2,000 houses


16 September 2020

We are living in liquid shit, say eThembeni families

City of Cape Town says it’s not possible to drain away dirty water after sewage pipe burst


16 September 2020