Articles for Adel Van Niekerk

City of Joburg demolished Mama Fifi’s urban farm, but she’s determined to start again

June demolition of Bertrams Urban Farm, running for 16 years, disrupted dozens of feeding schemes

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Video | 8 August 2022

Video: Building classrooms from plastic waste in Diepsloot

Local NGO turns plastic waste into eco-bricks

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Video | 12 July 2022

Video: Making fun books for children in their mother-tongue

“It’s not that children don’t like to read. It’s that they haven’t found the right book yet” says Tina Akuoko of Ethnikids.

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Video | 8 July 2022

Video: Eat a bug today!

Meet Phuti Kabasa and her thriving mopane worm business

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Video | 2 June 2022

Video: Kicking bad habits: soccer helps to give boys dignity

Build our Boyz Foundation works to keep boys in school

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Video | 26 May 2022

Video: Where others see trash, Anna and Harriet see treasure

Two entrepreneurs have been running a successful waste recycling business for over a decade

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Video | 9 May 2022

Gauteng health crisis: We interview the MEC for Health

Part seven in our video series

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Video | 5 May 2022

Video: Her aunt was tied to a bench in a hospital, so Virginia Keppler took on the Gauteng health system

Part 6 in our series on the Gauteng public health system crisis

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Video | 4 May 2022

Video: Bara Hospital fails patients

Part five in our series on Gauteng’s healthcare crisis

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Video | 28 April 2022

Video: How not to treat a patient

Part four in our series on Gauteng’s healthcare crisis

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Video | 26 April 2022

Video: Emergency room burnout

Part three in our series on Gauteng’s healthcare crisis

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Video | 21 April 2022

Video: Thato’s fight for her life

Part two in our series on Gauteng’s healthcare crisis

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Video | 20 April 2022

Video: The deadly wait for cancer treatment

Part one in our series on Gauteng’s healthcare crisis

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Video | 12 April 2022

Gauteng health system in crisis

We are publishing a series of videos showing the appalling human rights abuses in the province’s hospitals

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Video | 7 April 2022

Meet Hendrick Chebanga, an artist who makes model cars

“I make anything with wheels or without wheels so long as they send me a photo”

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Video | 16 March 2022

Video: Should prisoners have access to cellphones?

Phones have been used to expose abuses and there is already a thriving illicit market for them in prisons

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Video | 28 February 2022