Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Home Affairs says it will clear 68-year backlog in refugee applications in four years

The UNHCR and Home Affairs have announced a US$9.6 million asylum seeker backlog project


9 March 2021

Covid-19 leaves immigrants desperate for help with food

8,000 families have turned to Zimbabwean embassy for assistance


3 March 2021

Zimbabwean couple demand gay rights

Yet having fled Zimbabwe, they face “corrupt, homophobic and xenophobic” Home Affairs in South Africa, says NGO


26 February 2021

At least two arrested during standoff between police and SAFTU in Cape Town

Hundreds picket on Wednesday over mass retrenchments, wage freezes and budget cuts among other things

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24 February 2021

Covid-19: Don’t put other people’s lives at risk, urges hospital cleaner

Thembelani Zake has had the disease and sees its effects daily in his work


23 February 2021

“The slow violence of malnutrition”

One in four children under five is undernourished and one in eight is overweight or obese, say researchers

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18 February 2021

Commuters wary of trains as service resumes

The Central Line started operating on Tuesday again but only between Cape Town and Langa


18 February 2021

Helping immigrant children get into schools

The Scalabrini Centre’s #access4EVERYchild campaign is assisting families


16 February 2021

Shack dwellers given ten days to vacate railway lines

PRASA plans to resume services on the Cape Town Central Line but an informal settlement is in the way


3 February 2021

“We are desperate”: Covid-19 grant beneficiaries still hope for a reprieve

“We really need this grant, as small as it may appear”

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1 February 2021

Covid-19 grant: no new applications will be considered, says SASSA

Beneficiaries still hoping the grant will be extended after 31 January


28 January 2021

No booze, less meat: taverns feel the pinch of Covid-19 ban

“There is no business at the moment, it is bad”


27 January 2021

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