Articles for Yamkela Mopeli

More than two years since construction started, toilets remain incomplete in Free State village

The contract was terminated due to unsatisfactory progress a year ago


Brief | 3 October 2022

Protesters halt lectures at University of Free State’s Qwaqwa campus

The students are demanding that accommodation allowances from NSFAS be paid to them instead of directly to landlords


News | 29 September 2022

Three nurses arrested in Harrismith

Clinic nurse accused of stealing medication to run private clinic


News | 22 September 2022

Residents take to the streets after Harrismith without power for two weeks

Electricity restored Sunday afternoon but municipality will need millions to fix its substation properly


News | 19 September 2022

Harrismith and several towns without power for six days

Substation at Maluti-A-Phofung municipality in the Free State still down. No response from municipality to our questions.


Brief | 12 September 2022

Nurses at Free State clinic can’t treat patients when it rains

The small, dilapidated clinic serves residents of Intabazwe, near Harrismith - but it is overwhelmed and under-stocked


News | 24 August 2022

The President came, the President went, and nothing changed

15 months after the Harrismith N3 protests, the people of Intabazwe say they remain forgotten


News | 18 August 2022

Scores arrested in Harrismith and N3 shutdown

Villagers of Intabazwe say municipality has forgotten them


Brief | 27 May 2021

Thousands of villagers without electricity for nine days in Free State

Youths block roads in protest over outage


Brief | 25 May 2021

No water in Qwaqwa villages since 2018

Villagers battle to access water, yet government says R220 million supply project is far advanced


News | 14 April 2021

Taxi drivers shut down Free State town for two days over permit feud

They are demanding that cabs without permits be barred from operating on their routes


News | 26 March 2021

Councillor accused of demanding sex for job

150 residents protest in small Eastern Cape town to demand he be removed


News | 8 September 2020

Covid-19: water protesters target N2

Eastern Cape protesters say they can’t wash their hands as directed without clean water


News | 7 July 2020

Eastern Cape villagers promised water in 1998, still waiting

Over R23 million spent and the bills keep mounting, but the taps stay dry in Flagstaff villages


News | 25 February 2020

Cofimvaba protesters tell their mayor to start working

“Once they climb the ladder, they forget about us”


Brief | 19 February 2020

Residents of Amalinda say they have been forgotten

500 households with no electrification, months without rubbish collection, only two taps and a dozen working toilets


Brief | 28 November 2019