Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Concern over huge number of expiring refugee documents

Under Covid-19 lockdown validity was extended but asylum seekers have struggled

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 September 2020

Priest helps struggling Malawians with food parcels

Destitute immigrants receive no help from government and can’t afford to return home

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 August 2020

No hope of Cape Town central line resuming any time soon

Services gradually being extended on other lines

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 August 2020

Funeral collectives help Malawians repatriate the dead

Sending bodies home has become more expensive since Covid-19 struck

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 August 2020

Deaf people lose houses to land occupation

Khayelitsha occupation divides community leadership

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 August 2020

Sewage is flowing like a river here, say Philippi protesters

City of Cape Town says cable theft at pump station to blame

By Tariro Washinyira - 6 August 2020

Immigrant shop owners a soft target for criminals

Reporting crime to the police is “a waste of time” says Delft shop owner

By Tariro Washinyira - 4 August 2020

Police disperse Zimbabwean protesters in Cape Town

Demonstration was in solidarity with human rights protests in Zimbabwe

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 July 2020

Residents’ association wants activist’s soup kitchen closed

“Feed them in their areas” says association chairperson

By Tariro Washinyira - 31 July 2020

Zimbabweans who missed food assistance deadline are desperate

Many immigrants are struggling to get food in South Africa

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 July 2020

Another country: UNHCR protest refugees still hold out for resettlement

The Methodist Church and Greenmarket Square protest refugees are living in camps in Bellville and Kensington

By Tariro Washinyira - 21 July 2020

“We will cause havoc” warn disgruntled church members

Former Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries members lodge formal complaint with Human Rights Commission

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 July 2020

Raising an autistic child in a shack

“He once disappeared and it gave us a fright. Now I have to stay and watch him all the time.”

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 July 2020

Limited Metrorail service is better than none

As services slowly resumed, Cape Town commuters generally obeyed the measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19

By Tariro Washinyira - 1 July 2020

Sophiatown bursts into protests

20-year-old Cape Town informal settlement has floods but no water

By Tariro Washinyira - 29 June 2020

Metrorail to return with an even worse service after lockdown vandalism

A few trains will resume service in Cape Town on 1 July

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 June 2020