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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....
[Video]Hillbrow Boxing Club: A place for 'God's people'
[Video]Hillbrow Boxing Club: A place for 'God's people'
Boxer George Khosi gives his heart to Hillbrow, where he trains youngsters and young boxing professionals.
Boxer George Khosi gives his heart to Hillbrow
Boxer George Khosi gives his heart to Hillbrow
There’s a champion moving among God’s people, fighting the demons that have lingered since his childhood as a street kid.
[Video]South Africans gatvol with xenophobia
[Video]South Africans gatvol with xenophobia
Thousands heeded the call and marched from Hillbrow to Newtown on Thursday to protest against recent attacks on foreign nationals.
The Creative Showcase: Uplifting the African way of life
The Creative Showcase: Uplifting the African way of life
Themba Mbuyisa:...
[Video]Hillbrow's homeless: Police target us
[Video]Hillbrow's homeless: Police target us
JMPD has been accused of targeting the homeless in Hillbrow after at least one person died since police allegedly took blankets away from them.
Shooting junkies
Shooting junkies
'It's harder for a person to hurt you when they know you," says photographer Jono Wood. But at the same time, even though he enthusiastically spent half a year documenting one of humanity's most destructive pathologies, "if I bumped into a junkie on the street, I...
New Year's customs: Jo'burg furniture throwing voted one of the strangest
New Year's customs: Jo'burg furniture throwing voted one of the strangest
The New Year's custom in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, of throwing furniture out of windows of tall buildings has...
Hillbrow: Where cops do the work for drug lords
Hillbrow: Where cops do the work for drug lords
Hillbrow is striking from afar. Its tower and apartment blocks form ­Johannesburg's iconic jagged skyline as displayed on postcards and...