Marvin Charles is a Metro Reporter for the Cape Argus Newspaper based in Cape Town, South Africa. He joined Independent Media in 2017 and has reported on major local and national stories across the country among them the Cape Town Water Crisis, the land restitution saga involving claimants from District Six fighting for their land and hotly contested developments around the City. He’s work has been featured on various Independent Media titles, including the Cape Times, The Star, Weekend Argus, IOL and Daily News. Since joining Independent Media, Charles has also reported on stories affecting Cape Town residents such as crime and grime in the CBD that’s putting the city at risk of scaring off property investors and losing its status as the most successful city centre in South Africa, the fight between the City of Cape Town and homeless people after it emerged that the municipality has been fining homeless people and taking their belongings. He has also reported to great lengths about an explosion at the Rheinmetall Denel Mutation Factory in Somerset West that killed eight people. He was the only reporter to get exclusive access to the Denel prob report. Nationally, Charles has reported extensively on the energy crisis crippling the nation, he has also reported on State Capture and more
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