Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

With the lockdown in place, drivers and passengers have to reveal their reasons for travelling at roadblocks in Cape Town.

In photos: Day one of lockdown

Soldiers and police patrol streets asking residents to stay at home

By Ashraf Hendricks and Lucas Nowicki - 27 March 2020
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Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don’t know how they will make it through the next 21 days

By Ashraf Hendricks - 26 March 2020
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Human Rights Commission asked to look at farm job losses and evictions

Seasonal farm worker says she was dismissed without full pay and told: “It’s because of the virus”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 23 March 2020
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Covid-19: Universities across the country close

Students asked to vacate residences at UCT

By Ashraf Hendricks and Joseph Chirume - 17 March 2020
The SANDF was deployed to assist SAPS with crime operations on the Cape Flats in July 2019. Archive Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Hanover Park resident: “There comes the army, there goes the army”

Nearly nine months after the army was deployed to the Cape Flats, what has changed?

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 March 2020
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Report finds shocking violence against sex workers

101 female sex workers, some of them transwomen, died in the 2018/19 year. Half of them were murdered, says SWEAT report

By Ashraf Hendricks - 6 March 2020
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Refugees arrested during clashes in Cape Town

“We are dying in this country” says Somali man

By Ashraf Hendricks and James Stent - 2 March 2020
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City acts against Greenmarket Square protesters

It remains to be seen if the nearly six-month long stand-off in central Cape Town has ended

By Ashraf Hendricks - 1 March 2020
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Metrorail comes to grinding halt because of unpaid electricity bill

PRASA owed ESKOM R4 million and was 34 days overdue

By Ashraf Hendricks - 28 February 2020
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Budget Day marked by protests and marches

Issues included unemployment, climate change and gender rights

By Ashraf Hendricks, Tariro Washinyira and Vincent Lali - 26 February 2020
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Protest theatre comes to the Waterfront

Cry of the Xcluded is a campaign against unemployment

By Ashraf Hendricks - 24 February 2020
Photo of Gordon De Bruin and Ershwin Engel play the leads in Dont Miss Your Turning, which aired for the first time at the Artscape Theartre.

Triumph for amateur cast at the opera house

Don’t Miss Your Turning Point received a standing ovation on Saturday night at Artscape

By Ashraf Hendricks - 17 February 2020
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“From the streets, to Hanover Park, to Artscape”

There will be one performance only of the play Don’t Miss Your Turning Point at Artscape on Saturday

By Ashraf Hendricks - 13 February 2020
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UWC students protest while classes are suspended

Some protesters are demanding registration for all students, regardless of whether or not they have paid fees

By Liezl Human and Ashraf Hendricks - 6 February 2020
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UWC suspends classes after protests

Displaced students promised accommodation by end of week

By Ashraf Hendricks - 5 February 2020
Every year primary school children compete in athletics against neighbouring schools.

Cape Flats children show their athletics skills

“It’s where they can express themselves in a positive way instead of taking a gun”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 January 2020