Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Philippi community protests over river of sewage

City of Cape Town says cable theft at pump station to blame

By Tariro Washinyira - 6 August 2020

Immigrant shop owners a soft target for criminals

Reporting crime to the police is “a waste of time” says Delft shop owner

By Tariro Washinyira - 4 August 2020

Police disperse Zimbabwean protesters in Cape Town

Demonstration was in solidarity with human rights protests in Zimbabwe

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 July 2020

Residents’ association wants activist’s soup kitchen closed

“Feed them in their areas” says association chairperson

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 July 2020

Zimbabweans who missed food assistance deadline are desperate

Many immigrants are struggling to get food in South Africa

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 July 2020

Another country: UNHCR protest refugees still hold out for resettlement

The Methodist Church and Greenmarket Square protest refugees are living in camps in Bellville and Kensington

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 July 2020

“We will cause havoc” warn disgruntled church members

Former Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries members lodge formal complaint with Human Rights Commission

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 July 2020

Raising an autistic child in a shack

“He once disappeared and it gave us a fright. Now I have to stay and watch him all the time.”

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 July 2020

Limited Metrorail service is better than none

As services slowly resumed, Cape Town commuters generally obeyed the measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19

By Tariro Washinyira - 1 July 2020

Sophiatown bursts into protests

20-year-old Cape Town informal settlement has floods but no water

By Tariro Washinyira - 29 June 2020

Metrorail to return with an even worse service after lockdown vandalism

A few trains will resume service in Cape Town on 1 July

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 June 2020

Sophiatown residents’ 20-year battle for services and housing

City says it can’t provide services on land it does not own

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 June 2020

Asylum seeker with spinal cord injury faces eviction from his shack

Markus Nyoni can no longer pay his rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 June 2020

Flooded shack dwellers occupy dry private land

Residents of Waterfront informal settlement want to move to Philippi Village property

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 11 June 2020

Covid-19: “We are facing a humanitarian crisis like never before” warns Breadline Africa

Soup kitchen is feeding four times as many people as usual

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 June 2020

Covid-19: Bank accused of freezing asylum seekers’ accounts during lockdown

Refugees can’t renew permits because offices are closed

By Tariro Washinyira - 3 June 2020