Articles by Kimberly Mutandiro

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Old Brakpan residents, removed under apartheid, demand land

“The houses we were allocated in Tsakane are low in value compared to land in Brakpan … It is only fair that we are returned”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 July 2019
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Mother’s daily battle to get her four children to school 40km away

“I want my children to get an education and not end up as waste pickers like myself,” says Zodwa Malatji

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 July 2019
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Life in Plastic City is hard, but being an immigrant makes it worse

Mozambican immigrants and Xitsonga-speakers say they are discriminated against

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 8 July 2019
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Women and unemployed young men dodge trains to scavenge for coal

People hunt for coal that has fallen off trains along the Brakpan–Springs line

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 July 2019
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The people of Plastic City cannot even afford zinc shacks

People live in homes built of discarded board and plastic next to a Brakpan dump site

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 June 2019
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Reappointed for a third term: Learners tell Motshekga to get it right this time

Equal Education stages mock swearing-in ceremony in Pretoria for Minister of Basic Education

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 19 June 2019
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Desperation as men and women looking for work on the roadside say they will “do anything” for money

Scramble for part-time work in Brakpan

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 17 June 2019
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Herding cattle in Gauteng to send every cent possible to Lesotho

Kopano Lekau works seven days a week as a herdsman to earn R2,000 a month

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 7 June 2019
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Springs residents protest against violent vigilantes

Police say there’s no evidence that the gang being targeted by the vigilantes exists

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 29 May 2019
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“A woman cannot just sit when her children have nothing to eat”

Hawkers sell mops and brooms on the streets of Brakpan

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 24 May 2019
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100-year-old man gets R10,000 donation after GroundUp story

“Now we will not go hungry anymore”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 May 2019
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Call for law to allow communities to recall ward councillors

Group hands over petition signed by over 25,000 people

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 3 May 2019
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“I raised my children by selling home brewed beer”

Traditional beer is cheap and popular in Tsakane township

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 2 May 2019
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100-year-old man waiting 22 years for a house

“It would make our last few years on earth easier if we got a house”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 23 April 2019
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Austerity is hurting rural health, says report

“Redirecting money from private to public spending is an obvious area to look at as part of urgent reform”

By Kimberly Mutandiro and Kristine Liao - 10 April 2019
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SANDF unlawfully evicted people. It is now trying to move them to tents

Marievale residents say they would rather stay in their shacks

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 4 April 2019