Articles by Kimberly Mutandiro

Immigrant shop owners plead to be allowed to continue trading in Diepkloof

“All we want is to operate our shops and look after our families”


18 June 2021

Families left homeless in Tsakane after 60 shacks demolished

Occupiers say they were tired of their pleas for housing “falling on deaf ears”


18 June 2021

Spaza shop owners accuse police of stealing their cash

Diepsloot police say they confiscated R63,000. The shop owners claim it is more than double that amount


31 May 2021

Immigrants must also get land, say shack dwellers

Residents accuse community leaders of corruption and excluding immigrants from getting stands for houses


20 May 2021

Ekurhuleni “dumps” evicted families in dilapidated church for two years

The City says a team will revisit the site to assess the living conditions


18 May 2021

Government buys farm in Ventersdorp for evicted farm workers

The families have been living in community halls after spending nights on the roadside with their belongings


13 May 2021

Long queues at post offices as activists picket for Covid-19 grant extension

”I do not even have money to go back home if I don’t get paid today. I am hungry” says hopeful beneficiary

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30 April 2021

Neighbour pays rent for family, saving them from eviction … for now

Couple lost their jobs at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown and have not been able to find permanent work since


15 April 2021

High demand for contraceptive pills smuggled in from Zimbabwe

The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities


9 April 2021

Centurion recyclers battle against eviction

“All we ask is that they be moved to a permanent place where they will be able to work and feed their families”


29 March 2021

Immigrant shop owners say they are victims of extortion

One Tsakane shop owner is trying to recoup losses of over R50k


25 March 2021

Historic pub faces eviction by South African army, say owners

The beautiful stone pub has underground passages where mine workers used to train


16 March 2021

Demand for police to investigate torture allegations against SANDF

“We have been living in fear because both the police and army are failing to protect us”


5 March 2021

Covid-19 drives children as young as four onto the street to earn

“I have to help my mother so she can buy food” says nine-year-old


24 February 2021

Unemployed people wait in vain at company gates

Job-seekers in Germiston sit outside major local employer hoping for work


17 February 2021

Police accused of failing to act on complaints against SANDF

Lawyers for Human Rights to compel police to investigate string of alleged assaults and torture carried out by soldiers


12 February 2021