Photo of entrance to Strandfontein Sports Complex

Covid-19: Cape Town’s homeless camp: some answers, more questions

City aims to keep 2,000 people at Strandfontein site

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 10 April 2020
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Covid-19: School feeding reopens in Western Cape

But South African Democratic Teachers Union accuses province of undermining national plan to limit the spread of Covid-19

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 April 2020
Photo of a dog having surgery

Two dogs shot in Khayelitsha lockdown recovering

“We were completely shocked. We confronted the officer and asked him why he shot the dogs like that”

By Daneel Knoetze - 8 April 2020
Photo of people outside huge tent

Covid-19: City of Cape Town and national government bicker over housing of refugees

City claims Bellville site is not compliant with anti-virus regulations

By James Stent - 8 April 2020
Photo of the inside of a huge tent

Covid-19: Police use rubber bullets to stop homeless people leaving camp

Street people claim they are not being fed and they were deceived about conditions

By Lucas Nowicki and James Stent - 7 April 2020
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Covid-19: Hairdresser’s battle to survive

“I have never been scared like this before”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 7 April 2020
Photo of tent with refugees

After the storm: protesting refugees settle in to marquee life

No city, province, or national officials at site

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 3 April 2020
Photo of children playing soccer

Covid-19: Cramped Hanover Park residents struggle to “social distance”

Without a source of income for many, the lockdown could have dire consequences

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 April 2020
Photo of people on bus

Police end five-month long occupation of Cape Town church

Protesting refugees moved to Bellville site

By James Stent - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police close shop because owner could not colour print trading permit

“Where am I supposed to find a place to print it when all the internet stores are closed?”

By Lucas Nowicki - 2 April 2020
Photo of homeless people

Covid-19: 280 extra places for Cape Town’s homeless

Culemborg shelter expanded, but still not enough

By James Stent - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: A busker without an audience

Lockdown has hit informal sector workers hard

By Ashraf Hendricks - 1 April 2020
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Covid-19: “We can’t stay inside when we have no toilets”

Lockdown meaningless in Dunoon informal settlements

By Peter Luhanga - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: Police arrest shopkeeper for trading without a permit

Shop was selling food and is exempt under disaster regulations

By Lucas Nowicki - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: Homeless people in Muizenberg are afraid and anxious

“No one has talked to us about the virus. We don’t know what it can do to us. All we know is that you must wash your hands.”

By Lucas Nowicki - 27 March 2020
With the lockdown in place, drivers and passengers have to reveal their reasons for travelling at roadblocks in Cape Town.

In photos: Day one of lockdown

Soldiers and police patrol streets asking residents to stay at home

By Ashraf Hendricks and Lucas Nowicki - 27 March 2020