Articles by Yamkela Ntshongwana

Councillor accused of demanding sex for job

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

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8 September 2020

Covid-19: water protesters target N2

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

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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

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25 February 2020

Cofimvaba protesters tell their mayor to start working

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

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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

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28 November 2019

RDP housing is at a snail’s pace in Eastern Cape

Construction companies blame government budget constraints

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21 November 2019

Over 1,000 villagers without tap water for three months

Ncorha Bulk Water Project will only be completed at the end of 2020.

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22 October 2019

Fed up Eastern Cape villagers told to move shacks, promised new homes

“We watched them build proper shelters for those who came after us” says villager

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28 August 2019

Grade R learners told to avoid the school toilets and use the field

Eastern Cape Education Department says Mangelengele Primary School is too small to invest in

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15 August 2019

Government’s multi-million rand filling station stands empty for years

Qamata chief vows it will not open until municipality acknowledges local land ownership

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11 July 2019

Nurses in village clinic buy medical essentials with their own money

Health workers have to draw blood without gloves

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27 May 2019

Eastern Cape immigrant shop owners say they pay for protection from “xenophobia”

Last week immigrant-owned shops in Cofimvaba were shut down for a day by SANCO

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12 April 2019

Living just metres from a railway line

Small community says they are terrorised by criminals and police

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28 March 2019

Shoddy RDP house never fixed

“I have been in prison, not once, not twice, but many times. But here I am living on an unfinished house,” says struggle veteran

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7 March 2019

Eastern Cape residents must make way for taxi rank

Second time in four years that the people of Bhekela informal settlement will be moved

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22 February 2019

69-year-old woman scrap collector sleeps by the roadside

Eastern Cape women spend weeks on the road collecting ferrous metals

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10 December 2018