Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

A Cape Town mom couldn’t find a school for her autistic son. So she started one

Phumeza Booi Welisa hopes to turn her daycare facility into a registered ECD centre

By Ashraf Hendricks - 15 October 2020

The “Angels” who open their homes to children in need

These volunteers offer after-school care to hundreds of children

By Ashraf Hendricks - 8 October 2020

Artist hopes portrait will haunt police

A life-sized portrait has been placed near the police station where a sex worker died in custody

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 September 2020

Hopes for new Cape Town restaurant after Covid-19 devastated industry

“Local everything” should be industry’s new focus, says restaurateur

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 September 2020

Covid-19: “We are starving” says singer Vicky Sampson

About 50 musicians and performers picket outside Parliament demanding relief money

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 September 2020

The smell of fire hangs in the air in Imizamo Yethu

Bantu Dabula’s home has been burnt down three times

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 10 September 2020

Meet Plett’s happy dogs

Volunteers feed 250 pets from informal settlements every Saturday

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 September 2020

We followed community health worker Katrina Jacobs for a day. It’s incredible what she does

She is one of thousands providing essential care across the country

By Ashraf Hendricks - 21 August 2020

Success against Covid-19: Temporary Cape Town hospital closes

“We’ve got to now save jobs and stop hunger and unemployment,” says Premier Alan Winde

By Ashraf Hendricks and GroundUp Staff - 12 August 2020

Telling the Covid-19 story with puppets

Ukwanda film teaches children about the pandemic

By Ashraf Hendricks - 7 August 2020

Covid-19: exercise helps with the cigarette ban, says Hanover Park jogger

Young and old exercise daily to keep their spirits up during the pandemic

By Ashraf Hendricks - 6 August 2020
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Questions for a sex worker

Constance Mathe explains why she believes her work should not be criminalised

By Ashraf Hendricks - 28 July 2020

At least four arrested during #ServeUsPlease protest

Police use a water cannon and stun grenades to disperse about 200 peaceful protesters

By Ashraf Hendricks and Zoë Postman - 24 July 2020

District Six: This time the bulldozers are there to build houses

Long-buried houses revealed as diggers clear the site for housing

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 24 July 2020

Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across South Africa

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs

By Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki - 22 July 2020

Hundreds protest against farm murders

Call for state to assist with security

By Ashraf Hendricks - 18 July 2020