Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

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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 Granger, 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
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Shack erected at Helen Zille’s residence

Youth collective say the premier should spend her 67 minutes for Mandela Day inside the shack

By Ashraf Hendricks - 18 July 2018
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In photos: Hermanus protests

Community want charges dropped against arrested leader

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 July 2018
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Blikkiesdorp residents frustrated by housing delays

City councillor estimates new RDP homes will be completed in two years

Text by Vincent Lali. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 29 June 2018
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Activists launch cell phone campaign for better health system

900 people sign up in two days

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 June 2018
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M.I.A. brings colour to the Old Biscuit Mill

Riveting performance by rapper and political activist

By Ashraf Hendricks - 9 June 2018
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Parkwood protests continue as officials meet

Province promises to discuss “plan” with residents

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 May 2018
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Three years on, still no result of SAHRC investigation into Old Mutual

Commission still looking into closure of cricket club in 2015

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 May 2018