“Some of the Sivuseni EPWP workers were dismissed in March by government after they received SMS’s that they must not report on duty. The workers said they worked for more than 6 years and earned R2 500,00 per month. They…”

“In order to qualify for the grant, applicants need to be unemployed, over the age of 18 and not receiving any income, funding, social grants, or UIF payment. For one to qualify for the COVID-19 grant, they must either be…”

““My step-mother has injured my self-esteem, and emotional well-being,” she said. “She beat me up for nothing and sometimes opens windows [in my room], wakes me up early in the morning around 3 am.” She continued, “I am a dropout…”

“The joint inspection report revealed that the school building’s windows of Blocks A and B had been altered and therefore could not open for ventilation, and that the said alterations are unsafe and unhealthy. This would jeopardise the safety and health of the learners and the teachers…”

“Members use the savings for family holidays. For events like Women’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day they contribute R100.00. They are also interested in investing in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. While they have kept the momentum going, Covid-19 …”

Many parents are saying no to children going back to school until there are safety measures put in place for all learners, teachers, all…

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used everyday by healthcare personnel and community healthcare workers (CHWs) to protect themselves when providing care. “PPE helps protect us from potentially infectious patients and other potentially dangerous substances used in health delivery,” said Sarah Mogotsi, …

Monica Mahlangu of Khutsong, Ext 1, is a worried mother of two – a girl (15) and a boy (25) – because she feels parents cannot know whether their children are at risk of being badly affected by COVID-19. Speaking on this, Mahlangu told Karibu! that she does not “want to make assumptions about children…

More than 50% of people who do not have houses in Merafong city live in informal settlements. This is viewed as a step towards getting a house. There are a few professional people such as…

Lerato Molete is a 15-year-old grade 9 learner from Badirile High School, in Ward 10 Khutsong (Gauteng). Her mother died when she was only a day old. Now she lives with her grandmother who looks after her. “The lockdown in…

On 28 March 2020, Karibu! journalist Mzwandile Maila met with some homeless people to discuss the impact of coronavirus. Many homeless people in the area collect recyclable material that they sell for a living in the Merafong region. In these interviews,…