Articles by Tariro Washinyira

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

Funeral collectives help Malawians repatriate the dead

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


26 August 2020

Deaf people lose houses to land occupation

Khayelitsha occupation divides community leadership


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


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


4 August 2020

Police disperse Zimbabwean protesters in Cape Town

Demonstration was in solidarity with human rights protests in Zimbabwe


31 July 2020

Residents’ association wants activist’s soup kitchen closed

“Feed them in their areas” says association chairperson


31 July 2020