Articles by Tariro Washinyira

MPs give Home Affairs and City a tongue lashing over refugee camps

Parliament’s portfolio committee on Home Affairs to conduct oversight visit

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 October 2020

Covid grant extension is a lifeline for asylum seekers

Over 7,000 have applied since August

By Tariro Washinyira - 15 October 2020

One year ago refugees started a protest that brought central Cape Town to a standstill

Today, in a camp far from the city, they insist on being allowed to go to a third country

By Tariro Washinyira - 9 October 2020

Concern over huge number of expiring refugee documents

Under Covid-19 lockdown validity was extended but asylum seekers have struggled

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 September 2020

Priest helps struggling Malawians with food parcels

Destitute immigrants receive no help from government and can’t afford to return home

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 August 2020

No hope of Cape Town central line resuming any time soon

Services gradually being extended on other lines

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 August 2020

Funeral collectives help Malawians repatriate the dead

Sending bodies home has become more expensive since Covid-19 struck

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 August 2020

Deaf people lose houses to land occupation

Khayelitsha occupation divides community leadership

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 August 2020

Sewage is flowing like a river here, say Philippi protesters

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