Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Sophiatown residents’ 20-year battle for services and housing

City says it can’t provide services on land it does not own

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 June 2020

Asylum seeker with spinal cord injury faces eviction from his shack

Markus Nyoni can no longer pay his rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 June 2020

Flooded shack dwellers occupy dry private land

Residents of Waterfront informal settlement want to move to Philippi Village property

Text by Tariro Washinyira. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 11 June 2020

Covid-19: “We are facing a humanitarian crisis like never before” warns Breadline Africa

Soup kitchen is feeding four times as many people as usual

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 June 2020

Covid-19: Bank accused of freezing asylum seekers’ accounts during lockdown

Refugees can’t renew permits because offices are closed

By Tariro Washinyira - 3 June 2020

Private hospital sends Covid-19 patient to stretched Groote Schuur

Life Vincent Pallotti defends its decision

By Tariro Washinyira and Liezl Human - 1 June 2020

Covid-19 pandemic leaves immigrants desperate for assistance

Thousands ask for food parcels

By Tariro Washinyira - 27 May 2020

Zimbabweans in SA welcome new service to send groceries home

“Mukuru Groceries has solved my problem” says mom whose children still live in Zimbabwe

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 May 2020

Heritage Western Cape approves Parow Station Precinct exemption proposal

The City says it will improve services, job opportunities and affordable housing and access to public transport

By Tariro Washinyira - 15 May 2020
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Conflict in Philippi over electricity connections

Men living in Ramaphosa informal settlement accused of attacking women in Victoria Mxenge community

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 April 2020
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Covid-19: Plans to move thousands from informal settlements met with scepticism

“They should consult us before making these statements” says community leader

By Tariro Washinyira and Peter Luhanga - 8 April 2020
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Man blinded by rubber bullet during 2018 protest still waiting for action from IPID

Sivuyisiwe Dyani lost his sight during a protest in Hermanus

By Tariro Washinyira - 2 April 2020
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Huge church accused of scamming members

Former members of Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance Ministries say the money they invested has disappeared

By Tariro Washinyira - 25 March 2020
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Reintegrate or be repatriated, Home Affairs warns refugees

Motsoaledi tells MPs that the countries refugees want to go to are not ready to welcome them

By Tariro Washinyira - 10 March 2020
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City to go back to court over refugee crisis in central Cape Town

Only one refugee said they were willing to return to the broader community

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 March 2020
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Activists occupy Rondebosch Golf Course, demand land redistribution

“We will come back to build our shacks here”

By Tariro Washinyira - 29 February 2020