Hillbrow

 
Malaicha trade goes digital
Malaicha trade goes digital
On the corner of Banket and Esselen streets in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, you’ll find a roaring cross-border trade. It’s here that Zimbabweans...
Love Letter to my queer family
Love Letter to my queer family
My dearest family — across the entire queer spectrum
Scores arrested in looting, xenophobic protests
Scores arrested in looting, xenophobic protests
South African police on Monday arrested dozens of people following widespread looting and protests in the transport industry linked to a wave of...
Moving township tourism away from 'poverty porn' to an economic goldmine
Moving township tourism away from 'poverty porn' to an economic goldmine
Clad in sunglasses, hats and sturdy walking shoes, tourists carefully navigate around shacks and portable toilets on the steep narrow roads of...
Catch Jo’burg Pride before it falls
Catch Jo’burg Pride before it falls
There were safety concerns, says ­Nozipho Polly Poswayo. “We were so nervous. Truly, let me tell you. It was nerve-wracking.”
Dozens arrested and goods recovered in aftermath of Soweto violence
Dozens arrested and goods recovered in aftermath of Soweto violence
Seventy-five suspects have been arrested across Gauteng so far following the breaking and looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto last week,...
‘Is fokol is nex’: The South Western side of life
‘Is fokol is nex’: The South Western side of life
On Sunday mornings the terror of the weekly tribulation is humbled by the music of the people.
Provincial breakdown of crime statistics places the Western Cape front and centre
Provincial breakdown of crime statistics places the Western Cape front and centre
The Western Cape is home to a third of the country’s police stations where the most killings have been recorded and it's also home to South...
1 dead, 7 injured after man opens fire on Jo'burg concert audience
1 dead, 7 injured after man opens fire on Jo'burg concert audience
One person was killed when a man jumped on stage and began shooting at the crowd during a concert at the Hillbrow Theatre in the early hours of...
Learning on an empty stomach: food insecurity hits students hard
Learning on an empty stomach: food insecurity hits students hard
For 21-year-old Tebogo Mabye, finding inexpensive, healthy food has always been a problem. Raised in Hillbrow by a single mother as one of four...
Face to face with the inner-city miracle worker
Face to face with the inner-city miracle worker
My visit to the Revelation Church of God’s downtown Johannesburg branch was perfectly stage-managed. My chaperone, Thembi Tulwana, a public...
The blood-stained chronicles: Undercover as a homeless Hillbrow windscreen washer
The blood-stained chronicles: Undercover as a homeless Hillbrow windscreen washer
I’m back here again. I’m right in the middle of a busy intersection in Hillbrow. “What are you doing, Aldrin?” I keep thinking to myself....

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