Articles by Tariro Washinyira

“Serving from the pot, you pray that the food is enough”

Community soup kitchens say the number of people coming for food has increased in recent months

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23 July 2021

Covid-19: Restaurant owners fume at TERS failures

Many immigrant restaurant workers find themselves excluded from payment system

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20 July 2021

Xenophobia alive in some schools, human rights meeting is told

Matric children of immigrants born in South Africa also battle to get IDs so that they can enrol in tertiary education, but Home Affairs is trying to fix this

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20 July 2021

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