Articles for Kimberly Mutandiro

Call for Johannesburg to turn “dark buildings” into decent housing for poor people

Housing collective plans march in city next month to demand housing for the poor


News | 18 September 2023

Loved ones who perished in the Joburg building fire

We spoke to surviving relatives at the Hofland Community Centre shelter


News | 8 September 2023

Residents of Johannesburg’s “dark buildings” fear for their lives after deadly fire

Fires are a constant threat for people living in dilapidated buildings without electricity


News | 4 September 2023

Survivors of horrific Joburg building fire tell their stories

“I tried to go back to find my wife but the entrance was on fire”


News | 31 August 2023

Security workers protest in Boksburg over unpaid wages

“It’s amazing what politicians promise just to get our votes” says union leader


News | 17 August 2023

Domestic workers battle with workplace compensation despite landmark ruling in 2020

Over 100 domestic workers marched to the Union Buildings in Tshwane on Friday


News | 7 August 2023

Evicted families take “eco-friendly” property developer to court

MaxxLiving claims to “create jobs, profit, culture and prosperity” - but it may be in contempt of court for not housing 15 families after a court order


News | 26 July 2023

Immigrants in Diepsloot say they are scapegoats for crime

Complaints of police harassment


News | 10 July 2023

Here people collect coal dust to cook and stay warm

“What is the use of being climate conscious because this duff coal is like gold to us”


News | 26 June 2023

500 families face eviction without alternative accommodation

High Court upholds eviction notice for Nigel RDP house occupiers


News | 1 June 2023

Ekurhuleni’s multi-billion rand housing project stalls as nearby shack dwellers demand services

“The government has surely forgotten us” says Daggafontein pensioner


News | 29 May 2023

“Stop the rot”: Court interdict sought against Operation Dudula

Immigrant organisations also seek to stop police tolerance and “collusion” with the anti-immigrant movement


News | 25 May 2023

Pregnant immigrants say they have been turned away from Joburg clinics

This is despite a Constitutional Court order


News | 9 May 2023

Families in Joburg’s World Trade Centre win reprieve from eviction, only to lose everything in a fire

They are reclaimers, and some have been living and working in the building for 10 years


News | 4 May 2023

Refugees evicted from UNHCR offices find shelter in an old school

The building does not have toilets or electricity. But the refugees say it is better than Lindela Repatriation Centre


News | 28 April 2023

Refugees evicted from UNHCR offices in Pretoria

UN refugee agency expresses relief that the operation was carried peacefully


News | 21 April 2023