Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Unemployed fire victims can’t afford to rebuild their homes

National Department of Human Settlements Rapid Response Team to visit Overcome on Friday to find a solution


15 January 2021

Covid-19: Help us protect our passengers, taxi operators urge government

As thousands prepare to travel long-distance, operators say they need help with masks and sanitisers


21 December 2020

Philippi’s immigrant crime-buster

Alidi Hicuburundi runs soccer clubs, distributes food parcels and takes part in the community policing forum


17 December 2020

Even my cat can’t fight the huge rats, says Langa resident

Cape Town township covered in uncollected garbage


7 December 2020

“We will celebrate Christmas in sewage again”

Philippi families have been struggling with overflowing drains for a year


4 December 2020

City of Cape Town in spat with Public Works over refugee camp

Meanwhile hundreds of refugees are without basic sanitation at the Bellville camp


25 November 2020

Refugees from UNHCR protest face deportation

“I cry everyday and worry about my first child’s future. I may never see my husband again”


24 November 2020

Home Affairs moves against Cape Town refugees

“Why are they talking about reintegration when people don’t want refugees in their communities?”


6 November 2020

Churchgoers want their money back

Former congregants protest outside the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries in Bellville


2 November 2020

“Some learners don’t get proper meals at home and come to school hungry”

How a special needs school in Gugulethu feeds over 300 learners daily


28 October 2020

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

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


21 October 2020

Covid grant extension is a lifeline for asylum seekers

Over 7,000 have applied since August


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


9 October 2020

Concern over huge number of expiring refugee documents

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


21 September 2020

Priest helps struggling Malawians with food parcels

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


31 August 2020

No hope of Cape Town central line resuming any time soon

Services gradually being extended on other lines


28 August 2020