Articles by Bernard Chiguvare

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Five children die in Philippi fire

Nearest tap was hundreds of metres away

By Bernard Chiguvare - 3 June 2018
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Philippi backyarders protest, demanding to be left to build on open land

“We associated Ramaphosa with a better life, hence we named this open land after him”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 26 May 2018
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Workers battle to get UIF paid out

Two junior riggers at Tentickle Hiring Services (PTY) Ltd have tried since October to get their unemployment benefit

By Bernard Chiguvare - 21 May 2018
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Woman had to buy fake permit to get child into school

No place at school without a study permit, but no study permit without a place in school, complain Zimbabwean parents

By Bernard Chiguvare - 10 May 2018
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Soccer brings immigrants and South Africans together

Sport helps reduce tension, say activists

By Bernard Chiguvare - 2 May 2018
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Violence erupts in Vrygrond after shack demolitions

Ward councillor says City is awaiting outcome of a court case over the vacant land

By Thembela Ntongana and Bernard Chiguvare - 17 April 2018
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Philippi land occupiers threaten to defy court order

“I have nowhere to go. If they destroy our shacks then I would go and live in the streets with my wife and two children.”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 12 April 2018
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Family wants answers after relative murdered in hospital

Tapiwa Chipika, a Zimbabwean, is believed to have been strangled in a ward

By Bernard Chiguvare - 29 March 2018
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Two die in Philippi fire

Neighbours tried but failed to put out shack fire with buckets of water

By Bernard Chiguvare - 26 March 2018

School pleaded for bridge over N2 — now a child has been knocked over

SANRAL and provincial government place responsibility on each other

By Bernard Chiguvare - 12 March 2018
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Grand Parade Traders squeezed by City

Barricades in preparation for cycle tour are ruining business while vendors still have to pay rent

By Bernard Chiguvare - 6 March 2018
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Khayelitsha learners march for more teachers

More than 130,000 learners have relocated to the Western Cape over past five years, according to provincial education department

By Bernard Chiguvare - 2 March 2018
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NSFAS workers on strike for higher wages

Union hopes students will join protest

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 February 2018
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Commuters fear losing their jobs after train service suspended

“Now I have to borrow [money] again for this unpredicted situation”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 13 December 2017
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Cigarettes and dagga on Metrorail trains

Officially, all trains are non-smoking, but …

By Bernard Chiguvare - 6 December 2017
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Security guards do nothing as Metrorail commuters robbed

Guards had batons, while robbers had firearms

By Bernard Chiguvare - 27 November 2017