Articles by Kimberly Mutandiro

Covid-19 curfew and alcohol ban leave sex workers battling

“In our line of work business thrives during the night”

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26 January 2021

Social grants: the young men who make a living queuing for others

Sometimes knives are drawn as “agents” fight for their place in the Covid-19 grant queue

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15 January 2021

Informal miners claim police demand bribes

Miners in Benoni say police confiscate their gold unless they pay

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15 December 2020

Illegally occupied RDP houses go on sale

City of Ekurhuleni says court ordered eviction to proceed pending the end of lockdown

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4 December 2020

Tsakane tense after residents close down immigrant-owned shops

At least five new shops have been closed down

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30 November 2020

Disputes plague breakthrough land claim settlement

Multi-million rand farming operation on 2,425 hectares was expected to be a win-win for former owners and claimants

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5 November 2020

Immigrant shop owners ruthlessly exploited by protection rackets

“This is the life we live … If we do not pay, they send nyaope boys to my shop to start a toyi-toyi”

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15 October 2020

City technicians accused of demanding R1,000 bribe to reconnect electricity

Ekurhuleni says no formal complaints have been lodged and encourages residents to come forward

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7 October 2020

Level one lockdown disappoints sex workers

Accusations of police and criminal harassment, but police give a different story

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5 October 2020

Hungry children go hunting to get food

Without daily school meals, children do odd jobs or hunt pigeons and rabbits to get lunch

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16 September 2020

ANC infighting blamed for halted Ekurhuleni water project

Some community members say that jobs should be given to people living while others are angry that the fixing of leaks has stopped

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11 September 2020

Families face eviction from one of Gauteng’s iconic buildings

“I can’t believe that l am losing my home again” says 60-year-old woman

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31 August 2020

“Government should meet us halfway and give us this land”

13 arrested following land occupation in Tsakane

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17 August 2020

Partially blind woman faces eviction

The owner of the shack Siphiwe Mdluli rents wants to move back in

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4 August 2020

SANDF cuts Happiness Village off from the world, places community leader under house arrest

Lawyers say army has no right to conduct “military exercises” in and around the informal settlement

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26 July 2020