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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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13 January 2021

Barrydale musicians’ bittersweet success

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

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15 December 2020

Solar-powered computer lab opens up new opportunities for students

Lab set up in a container in Barrydale

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15 December 2020

Puppets bring together a town divided by apartheid

“Reboot Eden” celebrates ten years of puppetry in Barrydale

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15 December 2020

Call for sex offender list to be made public

Protest against gender-based violence in Cape Town

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28 November 2020

Battle for land ends after 22 years

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

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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

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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

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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

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26 October 2020