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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
    For many South Africans, the water crisis is already here. For others, research and projections show, it is only a matter of time – and perhaps not...
    Alex township's Madiba memory fades
    Alex township's Madiba memory fades
    The reddish brick house that Nelson Mandela used to rent in the 1940s in Alexandra looks old and dilapidated.
    A call to rethink the dearth of women landowners in Africa
    A call to rethink the dearth of women landowners in Africa
    A call has been made to the 54 member countries of the African Union (AU) Commission to increase the number of women who own land to 30% by...
    SAHRC invited to set up shop in Lindela
    SAHRC invited to set up shop in Lindela
    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, under pressure from Parliament to account for reported human rights abuses at Lindela Repatriation Centre, has...
    HRC probes dark heart of Lindela
    HRC probes dark heart of Lindela
    The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched an investigation into the alleged violation of the human rights of the illegal...
    Scaling Lindela's security barrier
    Scaling Lindela's security barrier
    On the wall at the entrance bold letters proclaim: "Lindela Repatriation Centre" and "Bosasa Operation". I walk through the gate into the sheltered...
    Hunger strikers: 'They shot us in the head at Lindela'
    Hunger strikers: 'They shot us in the head at Lindela'
    A group of 25 Nigerians ended their two-week hunger strike at the Lindela Repatriation Centre after a brutal attack on them allegedly by security...
    Jo'burg residents battle Red Ant evictions
    Jo'burg residents battle Red Ant evictions
    Four trucks full of Red Ants – so named because of their red overalls – are parked outside the Hillbrow magistrate's court. I asked them where...
    Hawkers' fruit bruised by legislation
    Hawkers' fruit bruised by legislation
    Forty-five minutes pass while I wait anxiously for hawker Geoffrey Nemakonde on the sidewalk of busy Bree Street in the Johannesburg inner city....
    Home affairs delays leave Zim nationals in limbo
    Home affairs delays leave Zim nationals in limbo
    Tarisai Moyo is one of the 250 000 Zimbabweans living and working in South Africa under special dispensation permits.
    Numsa diehards drive message home
    Numsa diehards drive message home
    At least 1 000 striking workers gathered outside the Dunswart train station near Main Reef Road in Boksburg East on Wednesday this week. They...
    Loan sharks 'eat up' social grants
    Loan sharks 'eat up' social grants
    The pay point is at the community hall, which is encircled by a barbed-wire fence. Two security guards are on duty at the gate and check grant...