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ZimDignity Development and Basket: Sustainable Housing SolutionBy Uyapo Majahana - @uyapomajax (Twitter)
04 August 2020
COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, upending our lives, shattering our sense of normalcy, and causing the largest economic downturn in history. With millions of newly unemployed, families struggling, and entire sectors of the global economy in ruins due to the pandemic, we face an unparalleled rebuilding effort. READ MORE
#ZimbabweanLivesMatter even in South AfricaBy Uyapo Majahana - @uyapomajax (Twitter) and Lorraine Zireva - @lorrainezireva (Twitter)
03 August 2020
Twitter is ablaze with the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter. Could this have the same impact as it did the #Black livesMatter? Key South African figures like @AKA and @Mosimane are publicly endorsing the movement on Twitter. The Zimbabwean struggle crosses over the border into South Africa. READ MORE
JHB Residents React to Alcohol SuspensionBy Uyapo Majahana - @uyapomajax (Twitter)
22 July 2020
The suspension of alcohol by President Cyril Ramaphosa has received a mixed reaction from people in and around Johannesburg. In an attempt to avoid burdening clinics and hospitals with alcohol-related injuries, the President announced the suspension of the sale, dispensing and distribution of alcohol with immediate effect, as from the 15th of July 2020.
Hillbrow Bids farewell to DISCO Queen Patricia MajalisaBy Uyapo Majahana - @uyapomajax (Twitter)
20 July 2020
DISCO queen, Patricia Majalisa was buried in her home province, East London last Saturday and her fans were able to watch her funeral online. In Johannesburg, areas such as Berea, Braamfontein, Bramley, Hillbrow and Yeoville were in a teary mood as they bade farewell to a musician they considered a "goddess."
Hillbrow Gets a Taste of the Difference at Pedros ChickenBy Uyapo Majahana - @uyapomajax (Twitter)
27 June 2020
Pedros chicken has opened a branch at the heart of Hillbrow, Johannesburg. You don’t really know what chicken is supposed to taste like if you have never experienced the novel method of spicing that Pedros Chicken has on offer.
Foreigners Abused at WorkBy Uyapo Majahana - @uyapomajax (Twitter)
27 June 2020
After failing her O' levels, and deciding that her hometown held no prospects for someone who is not academically gifted, *Precious (not her real name) packed her small satchel and bade farewell to her parents.
Evictions in JHB during COVID-19By Uyapo Majahana - @uyapomajax (Twitter)
25 June 2020
Landlords and housing agents implementing illegal evictions, shutting off of utilities, threatening evictions, and harassing tenants during the lockdown in South Africa could set back efforts to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic during the COVID-19 pandemic.