Articles for Chris Gilili

East London taxi commuters left wet and unhappy

Municipality says it will start construction of a shelter this financial year


Brief | 12 July 2018

More than 80 families use one toilet

The families living in the temporary shelters in Braelyn were moved there after their shacks burnt down in 2013


News | 11 July 2018

Mobile clinic stays away in bad weather, say residents

Eastern Cape government says no new clinics will be built in 2018


Brief | 11 July 2018

Hundreds attend free medical screening in Duncan Village

The screening was organised by the Kings Palace Chapel International (KPCI) church


Brief | 2 July 2018

Duncan Village residents claim homes were “given away”

Two families are demanding answers after they claim the home numbers given to them by the municipality were already occupied


Brief | 2 July 2018

Illegal electricity connections overloads new Duncan Village transformer

The municipality intalled a new supply transformer two weeks ago, but it cut out a week later, say residents.


Brief | 28 June 2018

Roads ridden with potholes in Duncan Village, say residents

The municipality says it has budgeted to fix some of the roads in the township this year.


Brief | 25 June 2018

“This area is used as a dumpsite” says Mandela Park resident

Residents accuse the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of neglecting their informal settlement. They believe politicians only visit the area to garner votes.


News | 25 June 2018

Land occupiers say they won’t move from Ramaphosa Square

Ward councillor says land they’ve occupied was meant for development


News | 21 June 2018

Exams at Fort Hare disrupted by staff strike

East London and Alice campuses affected


Brief | 12 June 2018

Illegal electricity connections are our only option, say shack-dwellers

“We know how dangerous these cables are”


News | 12 June 2018

No help for East London orphanage

For 27 years, Duncan Village woman has been offering a home to orphans


News | 11 June 2018

“We had no thermometer in the whole clinic”

Nurses at East London clinic say they are battling


News | 23 May 2018

East London has no budget to clean toilets, says official

Duncan Village communal toilets in terrible state


News | 15 May 2018