Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

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Kumba Iron Ore demolishes Dingleton hostel

Residents losing long battle to stay in abandoned town

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 January 2019
Juanita Booyse and her husband Manie break down in tears outside their destroyed hoe in Bettysbay

Dozens of homes destroyed in Overstrand fire

Betty’s Bay bears the brunt of blaze, which is now under control

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 January 2019

“Overcrowded” Bishop Lavis school to get more teachers

Activists say they will continue protests at other schools in the area

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 January 2019
For their Christmas party, The Service Dining Rooms plan to feed at least 400 people in need.

Serving hungry people for over 80 years

The Service Dining Rooms provides over 3,500 meals a week

By Ashraf Hendricks - 18 December 2018
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Award-winning children’s book author Dianne Case stabbed 14 times

Protesters at bail hearing hold up 16 days of activism placards

By Ashraf Hendricks - 10 December 2018
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Bridgetown man makes robots from scrap

I’ve always been good with my hands, says “Robot Man”

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 23 November 2018
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Bo-Kaap residents claim victory as construction crane leaves

Charges dropped against the four protesters arrested in earlier protest

By Ashraf Hendricks - 21 November 2018
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