Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Court grants PRASA another eight months to relocate Cape Town Central Line shack dwellers

Eerste River residents opposing relocation near their community partly to blame for delay says PRASA


26 November 2021

Cabinet announces Zimbabwe Exemption Permits will not be extended

Holders of the ZEPs given a year to migrate to other permits


25 November 2021

Race against the clock to meet court deadline to move railway families

Court ruled that families living along the railway line in Langa must be shown new site four weeks before being moved


18 November 2021

Fire victims wait three years for SASSA disaster grants

Some families have still not been paid out after the October 2019 fire in Vygieskraal in Cape Town


2 November 2021

Immigrant children use art to show how prejudice hurts

“I have never been to the DRC. I speak Sesotho fluently and a bit of Afrikaans but I am treated very differently by my peers.”


29 October 2021

Shockingly bad service at Home Affairs as queues begin at 2am

Minister says the problem is being addressed


21 October 2021

Refugee dies waiting for dream to leave South Africa to come true

Over 100 refugees stuck in limbo for two years at Lindela repatriation centre


20 October 2021

Refugees who arrived after lockdown have no way to apply for asylum

Asylum application backlog set to grow, with Refugee Reception Offices closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic


8 October 2021

“I don’t want to sit in this hellish country any more”

Refugees who have returned to their communities after long protest in Cape Town still want to leave South Africa


29 September 2021

We are living in sewage, say Khayelitsha protesters

Residents block roads, complaining of blocked drains


28 September 2021

Everyone agrees that Vrygrond needs a police station. But nothing happens

Activists want to know why they don’t have a station when a R100 million proposal to revamp Muizenberg police station was abandoned


6 September 2021

Cape Town child drowns in sewer after manhole left uncovered

Uncle blames City’s track record on sanitation in Khayelitsha


30 August 2021

“I’m scared to be among my own brothers and sisters” says gay Zimbabwean activist

A week ago a man living in Langa was assaulted by two other Zimbabwean men


25 August 2021

Mother without ID struggles for years to enrol children at school

The departments of Home Affairs and Social Development are currently helping the Kuilsriver family


12 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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9 August 2021