Articles by Tariro Washinyira

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Police and protesters accused of brutality in Hermanus

Cele promises to bring IPID to Zwelihle to investigate

By Tariro Washinyira and Chumani Mazwi - 25 July 2018
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Zimbabweans in South Africa fear elections won’t be free and fair

Zimbabweans go to the polls on 30 July

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 July 2018
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Gay couples complain of discrimination at Home Affairs

Legal Resources Centre and Free Gender want law repealed that allows officials to refuse to marry same-sex couples

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 July 2018
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Protesters close municipal offices in Gugulethu

Protest was unrelated to the torching of the Gugulethu fire station and municipal building on Thursday morning

By Tariro Washinyira and Chumani Mazwi - 12 July 2018
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Steenvilla evictees disappointed after De Lille no-show

Mayor’s office says she was not aware of meeting with residents

By Tariro Washinyira and Chumani Mazwi - 6 July 2018
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Emergency housing for Hermanus community

But unclear if it will be enough to placate protesters

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 July 2018
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Injured woman has Home Affairs nightmare

Long queues and rude officials have made it extremely difficult for Kundji Tembo to renew her asylum papers

By Tariro Washinyira - 4 July 2018
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Slow progress towards opening Cape Town refugee office

Home Affairs re-opens Port Elizabeth Refugee Reception Offices, but Cape Town process very slow

By Tariro Washinyira - 19 June 2018
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Food delivery men say they’re exploited

UberEats, MrD Food and OrderIn pay from R15 a delivery

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 June 2018
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Zimbabwean children miss exams as Home Affairs sends them from city to city

“These people are not considerate. Why work with refugees when they do not have refugees’ interests at heart?”

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 June 2018
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Dozens of families evicted at Cape Town’s largest social housing project

Previous attempt to remove Steenvilla households who are behind on their rent failed

By Tariro Washinyira and Annie Cebulski - 6 June 2018
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Former Angolan refugees face uncertain future

They were expecting permanent residence, but they have been offered four years in South Africa instead

By Tariro Washinyira - 4 June 2018
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Equal Education and MEC Debbie Schäfer reach agreement

Sexual harassment investigations expected to conclude in a few weeks

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 May 2018
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No security at Home Affairs

Foreshore office even more chaotic than usual

By Tariro Washinyira - 25 May 2018
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Minister suspends Equal Education programmes

Debbie Schäfer cites sexual misconduct allegations against some of the social movement’s leaders

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 May 2018
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Hopes raised that Zwelihle residents will get Schulphoek land

SAHRC commissioner says “breakthrough” over land for more housing; but protests have not stopped

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 May 2018