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Rapula Moatshe

Rapula Moatshe

Rapula Moatshe is the Mail & Guardian's Eugene Saldanha fellow for 2014.He obtained a freelance journalism diploma in 2000 and went on to study BA Communication Science through Unisa. He worked as the news editor for the Rosebank Killarney Gazette, a community newspaper under the umbrella of Caxton Group.In 2012, Rapula underwent a three-month internship programme at the Mail and Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism, amaBhungane, where he sharpened his investigative skills. During his stay with amaBhungane he exposed how the former mayor of Rustenburg municipality continued to draw his salary whilst behind bars, serving murder sentence.His journalism career started in 2005 when he worked for BuaNews (now called the South African News Agency) as a freelance reporter in North West, covering the developmental news.He worked for regional newspapers such as the Mpumalanga News and the Lowvelder, where he exposed a gang of criminals who would cross the Mozambican border to commit robberies and murders in South Africa, near the Lebombo border gate, and then flee back to their home country.
    South Africa's great thirst has begun
    South Africa's great thirst has begun
    Eskom's electricity woes have hastened the failure of water infrastructure around the country.
    Alex township's Madiba memory fades
    Alex township's Madiba memory fades
    Citing heritage concerns, the township’s residents have stonewalled the building of a museum.
    A call to rethink the dearth of women landowners in Africa
    A call to rethink the dearth of women landowners in Africa
    Displacement, climate change and entrenched abuse block the support women need to enter the agriculture sector, and to be able own land.
    SAHRC invited to set up shop in Lindela
    SAHRC invited to set up shop in Lindela
    Following numerous reports of abuse, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has asked the organisation to establish an office at the centre.
    HRC probes dark heart of Lindela
    HRC probes dark heart of Lindela
    Reports of violations at the repatriation centre for detained illegal immigrants have grabbed the attention of human rights organisations.
    Scaling Lindela's security barrier
    Scaling Lindela's security barrier
    The M&G went undercover at the Lindela Repatriation Centre for illegal immigrants to see if some of the detainees would share their grievances.
    Hunger strikers: 'They shot us in the head at Lindela'
    Hunger strikers: 'They shot us in the head at Lindela'
    Foreign detainees being held at Lindela Repatriation Centre say guards got violent to end their passive protest against conditions in the facility.
    Jo'burg residents battle Red Ant evictions
    Jo'burg residents battle Red Ant evictions
    Costly "compassion training" doesn't seem to be working on the infamous eviction crew, who are seen to have little regard for people or possessions.
    Hawkers' fruit bruised by legislation
    Hawkers' fruit bruised by legislation
    Informal traders were swept off Jo'burg's streets in October and although the city now appears to have embraced them, their future remains uncertain.
    Home affairs delays leave Zim nationals in limbo
    Home affairs delays leave Zim nationals in limbo
    The special permits issued to Zimbabweans in South Africa in 2010 will expire in December, but no news about the renewal of their residency status.
    Numsa diehards drive message home
    Numsa diehards drive message home
    Striking workers have been targeting factories on the East Rand where Numsa members are still turning up for work.