Department promises new school after protest by fed-up learners

Plans for new buildings for Eyabantu Senior Secondary School are underway, says spokesperson

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Brief | 4 August 2022

“I had to borrow R60 for taxis to collect my R350 grant”

Long queues in Makhanda force beneficiaries of Social Relief of Distress grant to return several times

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News | 4 August 2022

Education department misses court deadline to pay educators

Eastern Cape education department has now promised to pay staff at a Makhanda school by the end of August

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News | 2 August 2022

Amathole Municipality and Department of Water blame each other for leaving villages dry

Workers oppose the mayor’s plan to bring in a new company and cut their wages. Mayor blames the Department - but the municipality has not released funds to the contractor.

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News | 1 August 2022

Gqeberha refugee office is a nightmare for Somali immigrants

Staff shortages at Home Affairs leave asylum seekers in the lurch

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News | 29 July 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

Pigs swim in the sewage outside my house, says protester

Gqeberha protesters block Old Uitenhage Road demanding changes to their living conditions

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News | 28 July 2022

Where are the houses we were promised in 1996, ask the elderly women of Kei Road

“It is clear our government only helps those who protest”

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News | 27 July 2022

Protesters uproot electricity poles because they are not connected

The Nomakanjani informal settlement community in Gqeberha has been blocking Addo Road for four days over a lack of electricity

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Brief | 22 July 2022

Teachers and learners at this school use a field as a toilet

Fort Beaufort school has 570 learners and 15 teachers and toilets don’t work

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Brief | 21 July 2022

Gqeberha’s secret salt harvesters

People who lost their jobs during Covid pandemic turn to abandoned salt pans

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News | 20 July 2022

Gqeberha mother wants to leave the settlement where her son drowned

Residents of Waterville want to be moved from the abandoned salt pans where they live

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Brief | 19 July 2022

Ramaphosa’s river clean-up boycotted

“I can’t hail Mandela Day when my children don’t have a future,” says Gqeberha resident

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Brief | 19 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

Police foil taxi protest over price of fuel

But a shutdown by taxis over fuel hikes may still happen

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Brief | 14 July 2022

“Our children play in fields full of poop and pee” says protester

Hundreds of Bayland informal settlement residents block roads in Gqeberha over electricity and basic services

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Brief | 14 July 2022