Articles by Christopher Clark

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“People feel betrayed”: small-scale dagga growers fear exclusion from legal trade

Part two in a series on the Pondoland dagga growers

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 14 October 2019
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Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers

Part one in a two-part series on the Pondoland dagga growers

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 4 October 2019
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JHB waste pickers face routine harassment

“A lot of people don’t appreciate what we are doing for them”

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 12 March 2019
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Immigrants targeted in Alexandra housing battle

Vigilantes accused of throwing families out of RDP housing

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 21 February 2019
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Border War veterans fall through the cracks of reconciliation

“32 Battalion raped our women. They killed our brothers and sisters. It’s painful living with the legacy of their oppression.”

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 19 November 2018
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32 Battalion veterans left in limbo in forgotten military town

Pomfret is in decline and its 3,000 Portuguese speaking residents face an uncertain future

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 14 November 2018
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Why is there so much conflict between Abahlali and the state?

Scarcity of houses is just one part of a problem that has its roots in the province’s 1990s violence

By Christopher Clark - 20 September 2018
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No justice for assassinated Abahlali activists

Investigating officer claimed no knowledge of S’fiso Ngcobo’s case, hung up the phone, and blocked our number

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 12 September 2018
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We will not be intimidated, says Abahlali leader

Activists defy persistent threats in KZN

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 5 September 2018
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Only one conviction out of 85 in murder hotspot

Part three of a series on political violence and the frustrated search for justice in KwaZulu-Natal

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 29 March 2018
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Inside the ANC’s KZN war

Part two of a series on political violence and the frustrated search for justice in KwaZulu-Natal

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 22 March 2018
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Women of Glebelands hostel devastated by violence

Part one of a series on political violence and the frustrated search for justice in KwaZulu-Natal

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 19 March 2018
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Developers accused of “capturing” Sea Point ratepayers association

“A committee representing property interests is responsible for vetting their own development applications”

By Christopher Clark - 15 February 2018
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The forgotten mining town where rape is “normal”

Women and children bear the brunt of lawlessness at Durban Deep

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 16 January 2018
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Murder and corruption in the mining town the world forgot

Gold buyers in expensive cars extort rock-bottom prices from Durban Deep’s zama zamas, while the police look on

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 11 January 2018
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“Drugs is a fight that we will never win”

Part three of our series on vigilantism in South Africa

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 29 August 2017