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

Children have to use an open field as a toilet at Mthatha primary school

Zwelinzima Primary has 200 learners and 13 staff but no toilets


Brief | 8 April 2024

Disabled learners turned away from school

Renovations at Mthatha school, closed last year after parents complained of poor conditions, have still not been completed


News | 5 April 2024

Mayor sends machinery to fix gravel road hours after Eastern Cape villagers block N2

Tyhalarha village residents say a previous peaceful protest brought no results


Brief | 4 March 2024

After 25 years, 81-year-old Mthatha widow finally gets an RDP house

“I don’t have much but I’m happy for a decent house,” says Ndenzeni Njwenene


Brief | 4 March 2024

81-year-old Mthatha widow waiting two decades for her house

Ndenzeni Njwenene first applied in 1999


News | 12 December 2023

Parents in tears over terrible conditions at school for disabled children

Eastern Cape education department sends task team to investigate


News | 9 November 2023

Without Ma Rosey, these children would have nothing all day but sugar water

Mthatha mother battles to feed the children who come to her day care centre


News | 4 October 2023

Teachers quit Eastern Cape school after accusations of violence against learners

Ngqeleni Junior Secondary School has been short of 14 teachers since March


News | 2 August 2023

No water, toilets or electricity in multi-million rand Eastern Cape taxi rank

The contractor for the Xhora taxi rank has been in a dispute with the municipality for over eight years


News | 4 July 2023

Foundation honouring Uyinene Mrwetyana kicks off with programme for boys

The foundation’s aim is to foster responsible and compassionate young men through sports as a strategy to combat gender-based violence and femicide.


Brief | 15 June 2023

Funds shortage leads Eastern Cape education department to investigate Mthatha school principal

Learners have protested over a lack of desks and textbooks


News | 15 June 2023

Overcrowded schools accuse government of breaking promises

The grade 8 class at Phangindlela Junior Secondary in Mqanduli has 147 learners cramped into one classroom


News | 22 April 2022

Mthatha flood victims waiting since 2013 to be relocated

Only 63 out of more than 400 people have been relocated to RDP houses


News | 23 February 2022

45,000 commuters use four toilets at Mthatha taxi rank

Construction of a new rank has been halted since 2010


News | 8 December 2021