Kariega residents sick of living next to 300 vandalised toilets protest

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


Brief | 24 May 2024

Eastern Cape clinic serving a dozen villages is falling apart

Patients at Gilton clinic complain of medication shortages, broken medical equipment, no proper furniture, staff shortages and high patient volume.


News | 24 May 2024

Three years after a court order, illegal dumps in Makhanda have not been cleared

There has been only partial compliance by the municipality, while numerous dumpsites continue to plague residents


Brief | 23 May 2024

Colchester clinic is crumbling, with broken ceilings, windows and no electricity

But the Eastern Cape Department of Health says there’s no money to renovate the clinic


News | 22 May 2024

The traffic department that hasn’t issued a ticket for years

“We used to have ticket books, but they were stolen” says a traffic officer in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape

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News | 15 May 2024

Unpaid contractors block central Gqeberha with garbage trucks and water tankers

The municipality agreed to pay service providers by next week


Brief | 15 May 2024

Soup kitchen serves Eastern Cape children the only meal they’ll eat that day

The Human Rights Commission has recommended that child malnutrition in the province be declared a disaster


Brief | 14 May 2024

Deadline for Makhanda water works upgrades missed – again

Completion of work at the James Kleynhans Water Treatment Works has been extended for the third time in six months


News | 13 May 2024

Court interdicts protesting college students

Some Port Elizabeth TVET College student leaders claim they are being denied access to the college unfairly


Brief | 10 May 2024

At last, Ma Rosey can feed the 30 children in her care

Just R2,500 a month has made all the difference to this Mthatha crèche


News | 7 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

14 years after court order, government starts building special school in Makhanda

Amasango Career School’s permanent premises to be completed by 2027


Brief | 29 April 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


News | 25 April 2024

No lectures for nearly two months now at Gqeberha college

Students have been protesting at Port Elizabeth TVET College over unpaid NSFAS allowances


News | 24 April 2024

Learners and teachers march for safer schools in Nelson Mandela Bay

SAPS promises more police visibility around schools


News | 23 April 2024

Thousands of school children stuck without transport months into school year

Eastern Cape transport and education departments are being taken to court


News | 17 April 2024