Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

Bo-kaap residents blocked a crane from entering during a protest against gentrification.

Bo-Kaap protesters in stand-off with crane

Four people arrested in clashes with police over new development

By Aidan Jones and Ashraf Hendricks - 20 November 2018
Over 1000 residents protest along Southern Bypass Street in Vredenburg.

Vredenburg closed off as protesters demand better living conditions

Shops shut and roads blocked

By Ashraf Hendricks, Kelly Vinett and Saam Niami Jalinous - 15 November 2018
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“Mommy mommy, they just shot Dylan!”

Dylan Pelton, a teenage victim of Bonteheuwel’s gang violence, would have turned 20 on 5 November

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 November 2018
Hundreds protest for better services including a police station and civic centre in Atlantis.

Mayhem in Atlantis over building of community hall

Rubber bullets fired and shop looted

Text by Kim Reynolds. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 October 2018
Washiela Baeers cleans her 6 month old son Waseem. Baeers has been a resident of Blikkiesdorp for 10 years. She said that it was nice staying in the church because "I can sleep tonight". Baeers didn't

Residents expelled from Blikkiesdorp amidst racial tensions

Over 20 people have sought shelter in the Methodist Church in central Cape Town

By Mary-Anne Gontsana and Ashraf Hendricks - 11 October 2018
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SASSA workers strike over buggy biometric system

Susan Shabangu and NEHAWU reported to have agreed to suspend system, but union will only confirm on Thursday

By Ashraf Hendricks, Barbara Maregele, Nomfundo Xolo, Joseph Chirume and Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 October 2018
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JP Smith wants the Western Cape government to take over policing

City councillor blames national government for poor policing on Cape Flats

By Ashraf Hendricks - 27 September 2018
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Cape Flats communities shut down in protest over lack of policing

“When we call the police, they don’t come, but now they are standing around here just watching us”

By Ashraf Hendricks and Barbara Maregele - 25 September 2018

No progress for the “rainbow nation” without redress, says artist

In Things we lost in the Rainbow, artist Athi-Patra Ruga tries to reclaim the spaces from which he and many others have been historically exiled

By Ashraf Hendricks - 21 September 2018
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Stacy Ganger, 12, died in gang crossfire in 2016. More than two years later, no-one has been arrested.

Bishop Lavis residents demand better policing

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 September 2018
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Cape Town Orchestra’s outreach programme in peril

Orchestra gets silent treatment from Department of Arts and Culture

By Ashraf Hendricks - 30 August 2018

Hundreds of Bonteheuwel residents protest against gang violence

Roads closed off, police fire stun grenades

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 August 2018
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Cape Town’s homeless and evicted march to Mayor’s office

Social movement Housing Assembly wants housing for all an end to illegal evictions

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 August 2018
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Paramedics seen as soft targets by criminals on the Cape Flats

City has 16 “red zones” where ambulances need police escorts

By Ashraf Hendricks - 15 August 2018

Taxi strike makes Cape Town’s transport misery worse

Torched busses cause Golden Arrow to cancel services to much of the Cape Flats

By Thembela Ntongana, Tariro Washinyira and Ashraf Hendricks - 6 August 2018
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In photos: Bheki Cele versus Hermanus protesters

Tensions escalate in Zwelihle following assault on police officer and subsequent house raids by SAPS

Text by Chumani Mazwi. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 21 July 2018