Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Covid-19 leaves immigrants desperate for help with food

8,000 families have turned to Zimbabwean embassy for assistance

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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

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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

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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

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18 February 2021

Helping immigrant children get into schools

The Scalabrini Centre’s #access4EVERYchild campaign is assisting families

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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21 December 2020

Philippi’s immigrant crime-buster

Alidi Hicuburundi runs soccer clubs, distributes food parcels and takes part in the community policing forum

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17 December 2020

Even my cat can’t fight the huge rats, says Langa resident

Cape Town township covered in uncollected garbage

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7 December 2020

“We will celebrate Christmas in sewage again”

Philippi families have been struggling with overflowing drains for a year

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4 December 2020