Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

Wolwerivier five years on: “We’re as desperate as the day we moved in”

It’s frustrating how little has changed in this “incremental development area”, say residents


1 March 2021

No water, no sanitation, no electricity, but for these families this is “Paradise”

Small Kommetjie community hoped to be left alone, but housing development planned on land


17 February 2021

Dog walker “finds joy” with furry pets amid lockdown blues

One dog walker says he often walks about 25 dogs per day


22 January 2021

Premier Winde calls on President Ramaphosa to intervene in SASSA crisis

This comes after police opened a water cannon on people queueing for grants in Bellville

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15 January 2021

Covid-19: Long tightly packed queues outside labour department

People battling with online applications have flocked to local centres, causing overcrowding


14 January 2021

Adopt a Pet shelter in Philippi to close after 17 years

Death of founder and funder spells closure for well-known shelter


13 January 2021

Barrydale musicians’ bittersweet success

First album is out, but their teacher is not there to see it launched


15 December 2020

Solar-powered computer lab opens up new opportunities for students

Lab set up in a container in Barrydale


15 December 2020

Puppets bring together a town divided by apartheid

“Reboot Eden” celebrates ten years of puppetry in Barrydale


15 December 2020

Call for sex offender list to be made public

Protest against gender-based violence in Cape Town


28 November 2020

Battle for land ends after 22 years

Constitutional Court rules in favour of Prudhoe community in the Eastern Cape


25 November 2020

Blouvlei crèche survived apartheid but may not survive Covid-19

The historic crèche opened in 1955 in Cape Town by Dora Tamana is struggling


17 November 2020

Giant puppet’s 8,000 km journey started in Muizenberg

“Little Amal” will walk on stilts across Europe to highlight the plight of young refugees


11 November 2020

Tensions reach breaking point in Franschhoek valley

There is a a decades-long battle over Boschendal housing

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6 November 2020

School that grows its own food feeds hundreds daily

Levana Primary is located in Cape Town’s economically depressed Lavender Hill


26 October 2020