Articles by Ashraf Hendricks

Homeless man creates unique lampshades from recycled material

Ziggy Goredema lost his job and home at the start of lockdown and began making and selling the hanging lampshades

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News | 17 August 2021

Today’s heroes: the “ordinary” women who hold South Africa together

We interviewed five South African women who have overcome adversity to support their families.

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Feature | 9 August 2021

Return to school spoiled by Cape Town taxi war

Western Cape MEC suspends Bellville – Paarl taxi route for two months

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News | 26 July 2021

When will the taxi violence end, asks Cape Town commuter desperate to get to work

The government must step in and stop the strike, otherwise we will lose our jobs, says store cashier

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Brief | 21 July 2021

Part of informal settlement under water for a week

Khayelitsha residents say they need help to clear the water

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Photo Essay | 19 July 2021

Frustrated Vrygrond residents protest destruction of chicken coop

The community has started to rebuild the structure

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News | 16 July 2021

Video: Surviving 122 days in Groote Schuur ICU with Covid

Winston Spencer Cogill is full of praise for the staff that saved his life

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Video | 7 July 2021

Video: Horrific footage of flooded Cape Town shacks

A terrible rainstorm in Cape Town has flooded shacks in Kraaifontein.

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Video | 1 July 2021

Kraaifontein shack dwellers flooded out of their homes

City says most flooded areas “are situated on land that is not suitable for habitation”

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Photo Essay | 1 July 2021

Siqalo residents brave the Cape floods again

Home to about 2,000 people, the informal settlement experiences flooding almost every winter

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Photo Essay | 30 June 2021

Youth Day sailing programme teaches more than just sailing

Young people from Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg get out on the water

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Photo Essay | 16 June 2021

How a truck is helping people in rural areas get registered for vaccination

UNICEF is helping people to register on government’s EVDS system

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Video | 10 June 2021

Toy Story: How orgasms helped me heal

In this video Makgosi Letimile explains how she used sex toys to help relieve incontinence

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Video | 8 June 2021

Video: Relief for care-home residents after being vaccinated

“I want to go to my favourite spot, Bloubergstrand, and just sit and look at the ocean, and look at Table Mountain from there. It’s the most wonderful sight in the world.”

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Video | 1 June 2021

The game that keeps young people out of gangs

Kalib Missoe runs an after school dominoes club in Belhar, Cape Town

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Video | 28 May 2021