Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

Tension over electricity between families in shacks and government housing in Kariega

Wires swing like washing lines from the bungalows to the shacks

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News | 23 November 2022

Kariega school opens five years after construction started

Eastern Cape Department of Education blames delays on protests

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Brief | 14 November 2022

“We did not vote for water trucks and Jojo tanks”

Taps have been dry in sections of KwaNobuhle in Kariega for nearly two weeks

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Brief | 10 November 2022

No water, no electricity: stroke survivor Sizwe Memela has had enough

KwaNobuhle still without water in spite of promises by mayor

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Brief | 8 November 2022

Water shortage in Kariega has become extremely serious after a pipe burst

Residents roam streets looking for water trucks. Municipality says there has been a major burst on the Summit-Chelsea pipeline.

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Brief | 4 November 2022

Kariega families refuse to move from municipal land

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has warned them that it will demolish their structures soon

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News | 4 October 2022

Yet again no trains operating in Eastern Cape

Commuter costs have doubled and tripled on major routes as a result

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Brief | 20 September 2022

This is not a broken bus. This is a classroom in an Eastern Cape school.

“This is an underperforming school and the Department of Education … are doing nothing about it”

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Brief | 30 August 2022

In drought-stricken Mandela Bay, leaking taps are wasting precious water

We reported a leaking standpipe 18 months ago. It is still leaking

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News | 11 August 2022

Electricity poles uprooted by shack dwellers demanding power

Kariega protesters are threatening to intensify their action if City fails to meet their demand

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Brief | 28 July 2022

One 5,000-litre water tank for 5,000 people in Nelson Mandela Bay

“I am not the government!” RDP homeowner tells community desperate for water from his tap

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Brief | 15 July 2022

City blames illegal connections for “exploding” transformers

Townships in Kariega without power since the weekend

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Brief | 12 July 2022

Kariega by-election: “I voted without taking a bath. I was stinking!”

“No water, no vote” say voters fed-up with Nelson Mandela Bay’s water shortage

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Brief | 8 July 2022

Train service to resume in parts of Eastern Cape

No trains have been running since January because of severe vandalism and cable theft, PRASA says

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Brief | 22 June 2022

Man dies after being hit by an electrical pole during protest for electricity

Residents are tired of waiting in the dark for the municipality to fulfil its promises

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News | 2 June 2022