Articles by Bernard Chiguvare

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Woman told to go to Zimbabwe to get her South African-born child’s visas

She faces prohibitive costs and may lose her job

By Bernard Chiguvare - 22 February 2019
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Mural tells the story of the Siyangena informal settlement

A wall that could have been a barrier has connected a community

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 February 2019
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Grade 10 learner sells his paintings to pay for school

Innocent Mukanyima wants to finish school before becoming a professional artist

By Bernard Chiguvare - 31 January 2019
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Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

But the cost of taking goods back rises over Christmas

By Bernard Chiguvare - 18 December 2018
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Shack dwellers ask City to share cost of janitors

Toilets donated to community of Siyangena are kept clean by residents

By Bernard Chiguvare - 11 December 2018
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Fire victims at Overcome Heights want electricity and water restored

It has been a month since a fire displaced 800 people

By Bernard Chiguvare - 3 December 2018
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Security guards protest at Parliament

Guards demand to be better armed

By Bernard Chiguvare - 28 November 2018

Vendors have mixed reactions to Grand Parade upgrade

The City says upgrade will start in February and will cost more than R5 million

By Bernard Chiguvare - 27 November 2018
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Born in South Africa but not a citizen

Ghanaian matric student desperate for ID to get to university in 2019

By Bernard Chiguvare - 26 November 2018
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Fire victims rebuild shacks demolished by City

Councillor says they built on private property but residents say there was nowhere else to build

By Bernard Chiguvare - 6 November 2018
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Vrygrond fire victims struggle to rebuild

City says nearly 300 families have received rebuilding kits

By Bernard Chiguvare - 2 November 2018
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Over 800 people homeless after Vrygrond fire

309 homes destroyed in Overcome Heights informal settlement

By Bernard Chiguvare - 26 October 2018
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Kosovo fire victims slowly rebuild their lives

City of Cape Town fire kits supplied to 98% of those affected

By Bernard Chiguvare - 24 October 2018
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Metrorail commuter files assault charge

Passenger says ticket checkers and guards punched him when he entered the wrong carriage

By Bernard Chiguvare - 23 October 2018
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Fire leaves over 1,000 people homeless in Philippi

City says approximately 120 shacks destroyed and 1,400 people displaced in Kosovo informal settlement

By Bernard Chiguvare - 22 October 2018
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Land occupiers in Philippi want City to buy Oasis land

Oasis Crescent Property mum on future of occupation

By Bernard Chiguvare - 19 October 2018