Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

“I slept outside SASSA for two days with my child” says mom desperate for help

The line outside the offices in Long Street has been snaking for days

Photos by Ashraf Hendricks - 21 May 2020

Court orders City of Cape Town to leave Obs occupiers alone

Interim interdict can be challenged on 3 June

By Ashraf Hendricks - 21 May 2020

Arcadia Place: City of Cape Town moves against occupiers

Several fines and one arrest

By Ashraf Hendricks - 20 May 2020
The Woodstock Hospital, now named Cissie Gool House by its occupiers are no longer allowing visitors onto the site due to the Covid-19 virus and lockdown.

Covid-19: Woodstock Hospital occupiers face a new challenge

“We’ve ensured that nobody goes without food”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 8 May 2020
Photo of feeding scheme

Covid-19: How Wolwerivier is coping with lockdown

Children have learnt to stand apart as they wait for their meals

By Ashraf Hendricks - 30 April 2020
Alex Midikana sits amongst his belongings as shacks are removed. When Law Enforcement arrived yesterday, Midikana’s home was spared. Today it too was removed. Photo: Brenton Geach

City vs shack dwellers: Occupations and demolitions escalate in Cape Town

Despite last week’s court order, new shacks are being erected next to Empolweni and the City is tearing them down.

By Ashraf Hendricks - 22 April 2020
Photo of protesters in street

Covid-19: Roads blocked, rocks thrown during food protest in Cape Town

“We’re not going to die from the coronavirus, but we will die of hunger”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 14 April 2020
Photo of entrance to Strandfontein Sports Complex

Covid-19: Cape Town’s homeless camp: some answers, more questions

City aims to keep 2,000 people at Strandfontein site

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 10 April 2020
Photo of tent with refugees

After the storm: protesting refugees settle in to marquee life

No city, province, or national officials at site

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 3 April 2020
Photo of children playing soccer

Covid-19: Cramped Hanover Park residents struggle to “social distance”

Without a source of income for many, the lockdown could have dire consequences

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 April 2020
Photo of trombone player

Covid-19: A busker without an audience

Lockdown has hit informal sector workers hard

By Ashraf Hendricks - 1 April 2020
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
Photo of empty cobbled square

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
Photo of two women holding up picketing posters

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
Photo of university building

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