Articles by Tariro Washinyira

Home Affairs moves against Cape Town refugees

“Why are they talking about reintegration when people don’t want refugees in their communities?”

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6 November 2020

Churchgoers want their money back

Former congregants protest outside the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries in Bellville

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2 November 2020

“Some learners don’t get proper meals at home and come to school hungry”

How a special needs school in Gugulethu feeds over 300 learners daily

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28 October 2020

MPs give Home Affairs and City a tongue lashing over refugee camps

Parliament’s portfolio committee on Home Affairs to conduct oversight visit

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21 October 2020

Covid grant extension is a lifeline for asylum seekers

Over 7,000 have applied since August

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15 October 2020

One year ago refugees started a protest that brought central Cape Town to a standstill

Today, in a camp far from the city, they insist on being allowed to go to a third country

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9 October 2020

Concern over huge number of expiring refugee documents

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

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21 September 2020

Priest helps struggling Malawians with food parcels

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

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31 August 2020

No hope of Cape Town central line resuming any time soon

Services gradually being extended on other lines

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28 August 2020

Funeral collectives help Malawians repatriate the dead

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

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26 August 2020

Deaf people lose houses to land occupation

Khayelitsha occupation divides community leadership

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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

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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

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4 August 2020

Police disperse Zimbabwean protesters in Cape Town

Demonstration was in solidarity with human rights protests in Zimbabwe

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31 July 2020

Residents’ association wants activist’s soup kitchen closed

“Feed them in their areas” says association chairperson

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31 July 2020

Zimbabweans who missed food assistance deadline are desperate

Many immigrants are struggling to get food in South Africa

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24 July 2020