Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

Graves across Nelson Mandela Bay ruined by storm

“These are our families and this is causing new pain”

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Brief | 12 June 2024

Scramble for water in Kariega as municipality fails to keep its promise

Water tanker runs dry after 30 minutes

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Brief | 11 June 2024

People in Kariega queue for hours to collect water after devastating storm

Gift of the Givers has been delivering hundreds of litres of water daily and set up 12 soup kitchens in the township of KwaNobuhle.

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Brief | 7 June 2024

Protesters dump faeces at newly built houses in Kariega

They claim they should be allowed to move into the houses. But the municipality says they’re not the rightful beneficiaries.

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Brief | 1 June 2024

Kariega residents sick of living next to 300 vandalised toilets protest

“We have been patient for a long time” says protest leader

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Brief | 24 May 2024

Millions owed to scholar transport providers in Eastern Cape

Total shutdown avoided after transport department promises to pay by 15 May, but disruptions reported in some areas

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Brief | 2 May 2024

No water for cooking or washing: KwaNobuhle families battle system breakdown

In one informal settlement, only one of 15 standpipes has water - and only for two hours at a time

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News | 25 April 2024

131 schools in Nelson Mandela Bay robbed, mostly at gunpoint, in five months

Many teachers are afraid to report for duty

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News | 11 April 2024

Outages leave Kariega families queuing for water in pouring rain

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says teams are working to repair the services

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Brief | 10 April 2024

Hundreds of security guards sent home without wages after Eastern Cape health department fails to pay contractors

Department promises to make payments from April, the start of the new financial year

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Brief | 27 March 2024

“Cleaning and greening” workers dump rubbish on City Hall doorsteps in Gqeberha

Their stipends were paid a week late by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs

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Brief | 22 March 2024

Hundreds of people stake out plots for houses on empty land in Nelson Mandela Bay

Municipality says it will move against them

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News | 20 March 2024

Vehicles set alight as protesters demand sanitation and water

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayco member promises action on stalled project

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Brief | 19 March 2024

Nelson Mandela University workers march for higher salaries

Marchers demand an 8% increase

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Brief | 13 March 2024

Health department fails to pay security contractor, leaving guards without salaries

Company says it can’t pay guards until it receives R3-million it is owed

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Brief | 8 March 2024