Articles by Kimberly Mutandiro

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


News | 29 July 2021

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

Last week temperatures dropped to minus 7ºC


News | 26 July 2021

Brakpan residents march to defend mall

Over 2,000 people have jobs at Tsakane mall


News | 16 July 2021

Brakpan community members protect immigrant-owned spaza shops

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


News | 15 July 2021

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

Most Tsakane shops have been gutted


News | 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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News | 13 July 2021

A thriving trade has sprung up around informal mining in Gauteng

Immigrant traders supply miners with everything from water to socks


News | 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”


News | 25 June 2021

Teacher “temporarily removed” after sexual assault allegation

Gauteng education department is investigating following protests by parents


Brief | 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”


News | 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”


News | 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


News | 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


News | 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


News | 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


News | 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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News | 30 April 2021