Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Refugees frustrated by Home Affairs online renewal system

Officials accused of exploiting asylum seekers’ desperation at the Pretoria refugee centre

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13 July 2021

Gun lobby says proposed amendments to the Firearms Control Bill won’t reduce violent crime

The police ministry has received over 100,000 submissions on the bill. Comment period extended to 2 August

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1 July 2021

Waiter loses job a second time because of the pandemic

Restaurant staff left without any income as SA goes back to Level 4

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29 June 2021

How risky is public transport for infectious disease? We tested it

Next time you hop on a bus, you’ll want to shout: “Open the windows!”

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29 June 2021

Commuters have deserted Metrorail

Another year at best before Cape Town Central line resumes service to Khayelitsha

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21 June 2021

SAHRC commissioner finds sewage gushing from drains in Cape Town housing project

Residents of Victoria Mxenge demand a permanent solution to sewerage problems

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15 June 2021

Judge to oversee plan to re-open Cape Town Refugee Reception Office

Court rules Home Affairs must provide monthly progress reports

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18 May 2021

There’s not much left of Netreg train station in Cape Town

Neglect and vandalism have destroyed the station since the train service on the Central Line was suspended in 2018

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18 May 2021

Wynberg’s unwanted hounded homeless

“Everyone wants a place to put their head down” says community leader

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14 May 2021

Judge proposes plan to speed up re-opening of Refugee Office

Home Affairs plans to open centre by April next year but judge Alma de Wet criticises delay

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12 May 2021

Home Affairs implements online renewal for asylum seekers

The aim is to provide an extension of visa service without risking exposure to Covid-19

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6 May 2021

Fix sewage problem before adding more houses say Philippi residents

City blames misuse of the system for the frequent blockages

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6 May 2021

Cape Town refugee sites to stay open longer after Home Affairs backtrack

Home Affairs warned the refugees to accept offers of assistance by the UNHCR or leave the sites, but the department has not enforced the demand

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3 May 2021

Gay refugees denied asylum by Home Affairs bigotry - report

Organisations analysed letters denying LGBTI applicants refugee status

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30 April 2021

Immigrant traders demand to know why City of Cape Town has moved them

City says the move allows access to emergency vehicles, but traders say their spots have simply been taken over by locals

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29 April 2021

New attempt to force Home Affairs to obey court orders

Asylum seekers have struggled with documents since 2012 when Home Affairs closed its Cape Town refugee office

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20 April 2021