Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

Union outraged that Public Works employees sent to “no-go” areas in PE

Workers are not “bulletproof” says shop steward


Brief | 12 March 2019

Residents won’t let councillor return until their RDP houses are repaired

Office of Uitenhage ward 45 councillor shut since July 2018


News | 11 March 2019

Show of force by SAMWU in PE

Municipal workers hold large meeting outside Port Elizabeth City Hall, saying: “We want them to hear”


Brief | 8 March 2019

Thousands of litres saved as water leak in Uitenhage finally fixed

Municipality says leak was from house owner’s pipe but they were able to fix it


Brief | 7 March 2019

Thousands of litres of clean water spilling onto Uitenhage street

Residents say they reported leak in January


News | 6 March 2019

Selling prickly pears by the side of the road

This is not a job for the weak, says Uitenhage woman


Brief | 6 March 2019

Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay says hands off Uitenhage land occupation

Over 200 shacks erected in Khayelitsha with ward councillor’s support


News | 1 March 2019

Education department is “showing us the middle finger”

Parents protest about the dilapidated state of three Uitenhage schools


Brief | 22 February 2019

1,000 families move onto vacant land as mayor freezes evictions

Residents name settlement “Bobani Village” after Nelson Mandela Bay mayor


Brief | 20 February 2019

NEHAWU begins nationwide shutdown of colleges

Shutdown “indefinite” until demands are met says national spokesperson


Brief | 14 February 2019

Herds of cows, grunting pigs, chickens and goats invade RDP yards

“We know we are not supposed to live with cattle, but where else can we go?” asks elderly resident


Brief | 27 August 2018

Children must cross treacherous river bed on foot to go to school

The bridge over the river collapsed in 2005


Brief | 20 August 2018

Uitenhage learners protest over teacher shortage

Learners say they have had no permanent maths and science teachers all year


Brief | 15 August 2018

Uitenhage housing protest ends in land occupation

“It pains me when you burn tar roads while you demand new ones” councillor tells protesters


News | 6 August 2018

Grade 8 learner sent home for having Afro hair

We are not here for fashion parades, says principal


News | 2 August 2018

Eastcape Midlands College campuses shut down

Students demand their NSFAS funds


News | 30 July 2018