Articles by Kimberly Mutandiro

Immigrant tradesmen accuse police of harassment

Johannesburg Metro police say they are enforcing Covid-19 regulations

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 25 June 2020

“This is not a land grab. We are taking back what belongs to us”

Hundreds of people in Midvaal occupy private land

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 June 2020

Eskom warns that residents who “bridge” electricity will remain in the dark

Tsakane residents without electricity for two weeks block roads in protest

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 19 June 2020

Teenagers sell fruit and vegetables to help family make ends meet

“Our mother has taught us to work extra hard because we are immigrants”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 June 2020

“We are not evicting the residents, we are relocating them” says councillor

Human rights lawyer condemns “forceful and unlawful” evictions by SANDF

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 5 June 2020

Alcohol ban creates flourishing black market for Ghanaian whisky

“Selling whisky sachets and cigarettes is the only option l have at the moment”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 29 May 2020

“My business will never be the same again” says Duduza spaza shop owner

Ward councillor urges all business owners in need of help to apply for assistance

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 May 2020

School children sell cigarettes to help parents make ends meet

“Selling cigarettes helps buy food for my family,” says 12-year-old

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 20 May 2020
Man with mask and beer container in his hands

Covid-19: Tsakane’s pineapple beer joints are doing a roaring trade

“I always carry a mask with me but sadly I must take it off to drink my beer”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 8 May 2020
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“Thanks to the generous donors my kitchen is full of food” says Tsakane resident

Couple urges community to make donations for families in need

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 4 May 2020
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“Coronavirus is the last thing to worry about while looking for gold deep inside a mine”

Informal miners say they are continuing operations amid lockdown

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 30 April 2020
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“Dying is dying, whether it is from coronavirus or hunger,” says Tsakane woman

“If the government cannot give us food parcels as promised, it should let us go back to work and hustle for our families to eat”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 22 April 2020
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Waiting for a job on the roadside during lockdown

“Whenever cars stop they tell us to go home and stay safe from corona,” says Lucky Shabalala

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: No food, no money, no job – how can we stay indoors? ask Brakpan residents

“An anxious man can do nothing else but stand on the streets and make a plan for his family to eat”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: Informal taxi operators in Springs targeted for non-compliance

One driver says his weekly salary dropped from R500 to R150

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 15 April 2020
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Covid-19: Residents lend a helping hand to waste picker in Benoni

“If many people offer help to waste pickers during this difficult time of the coronavirus, South Africa will be a better place,” says waste picker

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 April 2020