Ntabeko’s husband started drinking excessively after he was fired from his job at the mine because of his poor health. Greg had been working at the mine for 8 years when he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. Greg’s case is not uncommon. Many local people fail to pass the medical examinations to get jobs at the […]Read More Coal mining destroying lives in Phola, Mpumalanga
A few weeks ago I wrote a story about Gladys Nester Ndebele and for some days I have been struggling to put myself together to write about her again. I am also struggling to put in words exactly how I feel about what happened to her. To say I am heartbroken is an understatement. I […]Read More Mam Nester is not a statistic, she a freedom fighter!
South Africa has been applauded for having a solid plan to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Compared to its African counterparts, South Africa has been announcing regulations that are largely informed by science. However, evidence is pointing to the fact that the government has comprehensively failed to feed poor people during the lockdown it imposed […]Read More Lockdown in SA…Government fails to feed marginalised groups.
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to overwhelm public health care systems, andis having devastating impacts across the world on all spheres of life – the economy, socialsecurity, education and food production. Tens of thousands of lives have already been lost,including those of doctors and nurses providing front-line medical treatment. Jobs have been lost and livelihoods […]Read More Economic, Social and Cultural Rights , Covid-19 and the sad stories I write