The Dignity Project

Drugs are used to keep our emotions numb

NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/WESTERN-CAPE /  19 April 2016 at 13:53pm By: Danny Oosthuizen The Cape Argus has launched a new collaborative editorial initiative called #TheDignityProject – a 15-part daily series about the homeless people of Cape Town. Homeless person…

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#TheDignityProject: Chapter 3

Credit: CAPE ARGUS Mr Kuan has been to Brazil, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China and Japan while working on fishing vessels, but in the ’90s decided that life was not for him. Picture: Henk Kruger #TheDignityProject:…


#TheDignityProject: Chapter 2

Credit: CAPE ARGUS Zamuxolo spent six months in prison awaiting trial and then spent the next five years living on the streets, leaving him a broken man. Picture: Henk Kruger/Cape Argus NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/WESTERN-CAPE /  12 April 2016…


How my duvet went from white to dark to stolen

Credit: CAPE ARGUS Homeless person Danny Oosthuizen will be writing a daily column for the duration of #TheDignityProject. NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/WESTERN-CAPE /  12 April 2016 at 09:26am By: Danny Oosthuizen The Cape Argus has launched a new collaborative…


The skarrel to eke out a life

NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/WESTERN-CAPE /  11 April 2016 at 12:12pm Far from being shiftless, feckless ne’er-do-wells, homeless people are incredibly industrious, Cape Argus deputy news editor Lance Witten and chief photographer Henk Kruger found while working on #TheDignityProject. Cape Town…


‘Not all of us homeless are criminals’

Credit: CAPE ARGUS Homeless person Danny Oosthuizen will be writing a daily column for the duration of #TheDignityProject. NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/WESTERN-CAPE /  11 April 2016 at 10:27am By: Danny Oosthuizen Today, the Cape Argus launches a new collaborative…


‘I’m just like you… but I’m homeless’

Credit: CAPE ARGUS Danny Oosthuizen, standing at Cape Town station, has been living on the streets for the past three-and-a-half years. Picture: Henk Kruger NEWS/SOUTH-AFRICA/WESTERN-CAPE /  11 April 2016 at 08:09am By: Danny Oosthuizen Today, the…