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.
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.
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.
Striking workers have been targeting factories on the East Rand where Numsa members are still turning up for work.
Society's most vulnerable are at the mercy of micro-lenders and trapped in a vicious cycle of debt
Striking miners are getting state help – but only if they are early, and South African.
Striking fathers are penniless, so children of miners make do with just one meal a day from school.
Community policing forum chair Moses Letsoalo blames the police for being unable to prevent the violence even though they were outnumbered by the mob.
Rapula Moatshe is swept into a march of defiant mineworkers on their way back from the now sacred Marikana koppie.
Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa is taking the mining giants to labour court, saying their SMS campaign violated an agreement with the union.
Violence is flaring up on the platinum belt as miners are divided between those wanting to return to work and those threatening them if they do.