Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

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50 to a class in Bishop Lavis primary school

Community and school come together to instill “values” in children

By Ashraf Hendricks - 15 January 2020
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From street child to open water athlete

Thabiso Molefi ran away from home at 14. Five years later he swam from Robben Island to Blouberg

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 January 2020
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“We grew up as backyarders and we are still backyarders today”

Arcadia House occupiers plead for affordable housing near Cape Town’s inner city

By Ashraf Hendricks - 8 January 2020

Barrydale parade highlights climate change

Joyous occasion in beautiful Western Cape town was marked by a serious and frightening theme

By Ashraf Hendricks - 18 December 2019
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City of Cape Town moves to evict occupiers of old circus school

Court gives residents until end of January to find lawyer to fight eviction

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 December 2019
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Mbalula a no-show at meeting with #UniteBehind

“Commuting to and from work has become a matter of life and death” says commuter activist group

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 December 2019
Muizinberg is famous for its colourful changing rooms, soft sand, warm water ,easy going nature and diversity.

Muizenberg: Where South Africans play together

People of all classes, races and nationalities enjoy the beach and its surrounds

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 November 2019
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Arcadia House: No solution in sight for families as demolition starts

“If we had anywhere else to go, we would gladly go”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 November 2019
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Commuters demand safer public transport for women and children

Women say they are groped and robbed

By Ashraf Hendricks - 31 October 2019
A women lifts her hands that was dippid in red coloured water which is used by the police water canon. She said that it resembles “blood”.

Chaos in Cape Town as refugees evicted from city centre protest

Court order against protesters outside UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Text by Madison Yauger. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 30 October 2019
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“Our blood does not want to be spilled in the land of South Africa”

Refugees respond to UNHCR media statements

Text by Madison Yauger. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 26 October 2019
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Learners march through Cape Town, demanding safer schools

Call for Western Cape Education Department to create safety committees

By Aisha Abdool Karim and Ashraf Hendricks - 26 October 2019
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Dan Plato addresses refugees camped outside the UNHCR

Over 200 people are sleeping rough in a protest that has no end in sight

By Ashraf Hendricks and Madison Yauger - 18 October 2019
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“People feel betrayed”: small-scale dagga growers fear exclusion from legal trade

Part two in a series on the Pondoland dagga growers

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 14 October 2019
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Protesters face off against police in Vrygrond

Residents call for an end to shack demolitions

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 7 October 2019
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Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers

Part one in a two-part series on the Pondoland dagga growers

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 4 October 2019