Articles by Kimberly Mutandiro

SASSA investigating “escalating” fraud cases

One pensioner had at least three months worth of her R1,890 monthly pension stolen


14 September 2021

How a determined community is fighting the army’s attempts to evict them

Happiness Village’s residents fear for their lives and face unlawful evictions, beatings and intimidation, legal action and shack demolitions


9 September 2021

UIF promises relief for workers affected by July riots

Until 15 December, employees at businesses that have not reopened can receive R3,500 per month

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30 August 2021

PRASA has left East Rand train stations in ruins

“What happened in the recent looting around the country is almost similar to what we saw here”


13 August 2021

Small businesses in Gauteng may never open again after July riots

Shopkeepers say they are unlikely to be able to access relief funds


12 August 2021

Farm dwellers and emerging farmers clash with each other and government over land

Families that have resided on Bapsfontein farm for many decades fear eviction


29 July 2021

Winters are the worst nightmare for us, says homeless man in Springs

Last week temperatures dropped to minus 7ºC


26 July 2021

Brakpan residents march to defend mall

Over 2,000 people have jobs at Tsakane mall


16 July 2021

Brakpan community members protect immigrant-owned spaza shops

What will our children eat if this looting does not stop? asks resident


15 July 2021

“It’s hunger, my sister,” says Brakpan looter

Most Tsakane shops have been gutted


14 July 2021

Refugees frustrated by Home Affairs online renewal system

Officials accused of exploiting asylum seekers’ desperation at the Pretoria refugee centre

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13 July 2021

A thriving trade has sprung up around informal mining in Gauteng

Immigrant traders supply miners with everything from water to socks


7 July 2021

Gauteng families huddle around fire at night without food or sufficient shelter

Ekurhuleni spokesperson says they were evicted because their occupation was illegal but admits housing backlog was “not being eradicated at the pace the homeless community would like to see”


25 June 2021

Teacher “temporarily removed” after sexual assault allegation

Gauteng education department is investigating following protests by parents


22 June 2021

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