Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Protesters march to Zimbabwean consulate demanding gay rights

Zimbabwean government needs to step up and take responsibility for its citizens’ rights, says reverend

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12 April 2021

Northlink students picket for NSFAS payments

Protesters regroup after police disperse them

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26 March 2021

Refugee leader detained for over 120 days

Aline Bukuru has been separated from her three children who remain in the Bellville camp without a guardian

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24 March 2021

Zimbabwean mother and daughter start veggie farm after losing jobs during lockdown

Jane Hozheri says they are making more money farming than in their previous jobs

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24 March 2021

Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after year

Still no functional refugee reception office in Cape Town

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23 March 2021

Refugee organisations stage ceremony pretending that Home Affairs has resumed services

Asylum seekers are desperate for government to start serving them again

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19 March 2021

Schools still turning away immigrant children

In spite of instructions, children without documents are still being refused places

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16 March 2021

Northlink students threaten to shutdown campuses

The college has promised to meet with student leaders on Wednesday to discuss their grievances

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12 March 2021

Home Affairs says it will clear 68-year backlog in refugee applications in four years

The UNHCR and Home Affairs have announced a US$9.6 million asylum seeker backlog project

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9 March 2021

Covid-19 leaves immigrants desperate for help with food

8,000 families have turned to Zimbabwean embassy for assistance

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3 March 2021

Zimbabwean couple demand gay rights

Yet having fled Zimbabwe, they face “corrupt, homophobic and xenophobic” Home Affairs in South Africa, says NGO

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26 February 2021

At least two arrested during standoff between police and SAFTU in Cape Town

Hundreds picket on Wednesday over mass retrenchments, wage freezes and budget cuts among other things

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24 February 2021

Covid-19: Don’t put other people’s lives at risk, urges hospital cleaner

Thembelani Zake has had the disease and sees its effects daily in his work

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23 February 2021

“The slow violence of malnutrition”

One in four children under five is undernourished and one in eight is overweight or obese, say researchers

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18 February 2021

Commuters wary of trains as service resumes

The Central Line started operating on Tuesday again but only between Cape Town and Langa

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18 February 2021

Helping immigrant children get into schools

The Scalabrini Centre’s #access4EVERYchild campaign is assisting families

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16 February 2021