Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

The South African National Defence Force (SANDS) is deployed to the Cape Flats to help the police quell gang violence.

Cape Flats residents cheer arrival of army

Military deployed on Mandela Day to help quell Cape Town’s gang crime

By Ashraf Hendricks - 19 July 2019
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Grabouw farm worker strike ends after more than two months

But Oak Valley says union has not signed agreement

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 July 2019

Massive police operation on Cape Flats

First night raid takes place in Bheki Cele’s promised response to spike in murders

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 July 2019
Youth from Vrygrond build a sculpture titled "Ubuntu"

Township youths build exquisite sculpture

It doesn’t make all the violence stop but it reminds people that there is beauty in the world, says volunteer

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 July 2019
About 100 hundreds residents in Hanover Park block streets protesting against gang violence.

I’m fighting for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren, says Hanover Park pensioner

Residents block off suburb to protest against gang violence

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 July 2019
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PRASA executive fired after internal probe

Company secretary dismissed; chief strategy officer suspended

By Ashraf Hendricks - 2 July 2019
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Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

“When it rains, it’s trouble. Guys are falling all the time.”

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 2 July 2019
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Transport minister dreams of bullet trains … but commuters want Metrorail to work now

Civil society and commuter groups tell Fikile Mbalula their demands

By Ashraf Hendricks - 26 June 2019
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula took a train from Khayelitsha to Langa but it didn't go as planned.

Minister abandons commuters on train

After severe delays on Metrorail, transport minister Fikile Mbalula went back to his sirens and “blue light brigade”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 25 June 2019
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Hard work and little pay: pushing heavily-laden trolleys while dodging traffic

Competition is stiff between the men who push trolleys for vendors in the Cape Town city centre

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 21 June 2019

South African youth take to the streets over climate change

Hundreds protest in Johannesburg and Cape Town

By Zoë Postman and Ashraf Hendricks - 14 June 2019
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Activists camp outside SAPS to demand more police in poor areas

Protest follows shooting of six officers and the death of mentally disabled man who had been in police custody

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 June 2019
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Gang unit not enough for Cape Flats, says Cele

“In the Western Cape, 1,875 people were murdered in the past six months alone,” says MEC

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 June 2019
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Extinction Rebellion comes to South Africa

We interview the local leadership

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 June 2019
For Eid-Al Fitr, Nakhlistan will feed akhni to over 85 000 people in need.

Nakhlistan’s 300 volunteers will feed 85,000 for Eid

300 volunteers, 169 pots, and more than four tons of meat

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 June 2019
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Wage negotiations deadlocked on Grabouw Farm at centre of N2 protests

Oak Valley has obtained an interdict against protesting workers

By Ashraf Hendricks - 22 May 2019