Articles by Tariro Washinyira

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New publication brings stories of rural South Africa to public attention

Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) celebrates 35 years with a book and seven awards

By Tariro Washinyira - 13 November 2019
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Heated debate over which court should hear farm worker case

Judge expected to rule next week on whether Oak Valley case will be heard in Labour or Equality Court

By Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 8 November 2019
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Vygieskraal fire victims want to go home

Over 60 people have been sheltering for three weeks at a community hall in Athlone

By Tariro Washinyira - 7 November 2019
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Informal traders protest in Mitchells Plain

Protesters demand safer trading environment

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 November 2019
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Rugby unites all in Siya Kolisi’s hometown

Thousands gathered in Zwide stadium to watch the Springboks win the World Cup

By Joseph Chirume, Tariro Washinyira and GroundUp Staff - 2 November 2019
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Children of immigrants must be in school, says Minister of Home Affairs

“Send them to school. We’ll look at the documentation later”

By Tariro Washinyira - 23 October 2019
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Low wages are not just the farmers’ fault, says US activist

Baldemar Velásquez shares experience at farm worker conference

By Barbara Maregele and Tariro Washinyira - 22 October 2019
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Hundreds join refugee protest outside UNHCR

The week-long sit-in by asylum seekers keeps growing

By Tariro Washinyira - 15 October 2019
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Protest outside Muizenberg Magistrates Court as Vrygrond leaders charged

Three released on bail, one still in jail

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 October 2019
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Protesters camp outside UNHCR offices

“I don’t want to be in a country where I am attacked, beaten up and reminded every minute that I do not belong here”

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 October 2019
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Refugees accuse UNHCR of incompetence

“I am here to demand that UNHCR confront Home Affairs on our behalf”

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 October 2019
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Protesters face off against police in Vrygrond

Residents call for an end to shack demolitions

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 7 October 2019
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Angolan former refugees face uncertain future

Special permits expire at the end of 2021

By Tariro Washinyira - 1 October 2019
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Satire and the City: Zombies and a dead president protest in Cape Town

Housing activists compare City’s housing policies to apartheid era

By Tariro Washinyira, Madison Yauger and Ashraf Hendricks - 30 September 2019
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Tender dispute disrupts City of Cape Town’s waste recycling

City still to appoint managers of drop-off facilities

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 September 2019
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Oak Valley: employers and employees argue over court jurisdiction

Workers want their plea for better housing heard in the Equality Court

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 September 2019