Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

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Vigils and protests across Cape Town against violence against women

“We shouldn’t have to fear our brothers, our fathers, our uncles, our neighbours. We shouldn’t have to fear the man at the post office”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 6 September 2019
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#AmINextProtest: Ramaphosa promises action to a sceptical crowd

Protesters refuse to sing the national anthem

By Ashraf Hendricks, Velani Ludidi and Drew Wayland - 5 September 2019
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#AmINextProtest: police use water cannons against protesters

Demonstrators demand action from Ramaphosa

By Mary-Anne Gontsana, Tariro Washinyira, Ashraf Hendricks and Lucas Nowicki - 4 September 2019
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Tensions flare at Cape housing dialogue

Gatvol Capetonian has given government 30 days to address some of their demands

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 August 2019
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Farmworkers want 67 pesticides banned

NGO says the pesticides are already banned in the European Union

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 August 2019
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Generations of Cape Town flower traders cut it in the city market

“Everybody in the family is here, cousins, aunties and great aunties”

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 28 August 2019
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Protesters demand Western Cape crime summit

Threats of “a national protest and a possible tax revolt” if government does not respond

By Ashraf Hendricks - 27 August 2019
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Make trains safer for women and children, demand commuters

#UniteBehind and other train commuters stage picket on Friday

By Ashraf Hendricks - 26 August 2019
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“Proud to be trans, proud to be sex workers, and even prouder of their stunning sense of style”

Trans women sex workers collective Sistaazhood launches photo book

By Ashraf Hendricks - 12 August 2019
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Gatvol Capetonian leaders take housing protest to the mayor

Several protests were held across the city on Thursday morning

By Ashraf Hendricks and Tariro Washinyira - 8 August 2019
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Mothers of slain children march in Cape Town

Protest commemorates children killed by crime and gang violence

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 1 August 2019
About 50 #UniteBehind members protest outside the German Consulate General in Cape Town.

Activists call on German government to prosecute state capturers

#UniteBehind singles out Vossloh, whose subsidiary sold trains to PRASA that don’t fit local tracks

By Ashraf Hendricks - 25 July 2019
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“We don’t grow plants, we grow people”

Streetscapes’ urban gardens offer people living on the streets a way to reintegrate with society

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 July 2019
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