Walter Sisulu students spend the night in jail after NSFAS protest

University says it is NSFAS’s responsibility to resolve the issue with students

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Brief | 12 October 2023

Khayelitsha Cookies prefers hiring people to using machines

From just two staff in 2005 to almost 80 women now, the hand baked cookie business has risen from humble beginnings

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Photo Essay | 18 August 2023

18 months later, East London flood victims still haven’t been housed

Nonceba Pamla lost her daughter in the floods as well as her home. She is still waiting for the house she says she was promised

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News | 20 June 2023

Protesters call for taverns to be shut down in central East London

“We don’t want a repeat of Enyobeni”

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News | 1 June 2023

School land occupiers demand relocation to serviced sites

East London shack dwellers say they won’t move unless it is somewhere with water, electricity and toilets

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News | 26 May 2023

Sex workers tell minister police rape, rob and abuse them

Bill to decriminalise sex work released

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Brief | 9 December 2022

Army of fake companies used to defraud the Lottery

Documents and computers seized in raid on Lottery’s East London office as dodgy scheme implicating a former board member is uncovered

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News | 17 November 2022

More than 20 families share one pit toilet in this East London settlement

The municipality has plans to relocate them once suitable land is identified

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Brief | 8 September 2022

For Unakho Kewana, loadshedding is life-threatening

East London 18-year-old can’t breathe properly without her oxygen device

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Brief | 6 July 2022

Rural Eastern Cape nurses demand special allowance

Health department agrees to meet nursing unions next week over allegations of unpaid allowances

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Brief | 17 June 2022

Hundreds of Amathole workers march to block municipal manager’s reappointment

SAMWU accuses Mthandeki Mnyimba of being incapable of running the municipality and victimising workers who speak out against him

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Brief | 9 June 2022

Buffalo City residents march on municipality with long list of broken services

Billing errors, overflowing sewage, pothole-ridden roads - these are just some of the complaints

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Brief | 7 March 2022

Municipal officials accused of complicity in land grab

Buffalo City denies it but has launched a probe

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News | 3 February 2022

Duncan Village residents chase away government officials

Residents upset that officials were accompanied by people affiliated to the ward councillor who they say has neglected them

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News | 22 September 2021