Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

Tax the rich, demand budget protesters

Unions and organisations call for a basic income grant

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11 November 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay says it will not provide services to new land occupations

The municipality is in the process of “formalising” 156 informal settlements by providing services like water, electricity and tarring roads

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19 October 2021

People without identity documents could be vaccinated from October - health department

Motorcade promotes Covid vaccination in Nelson Mandela Bay

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26 August 2021

Couple living with disability left homeless by fire

Yoliswa Maneli and Andisile January want to be allocated one of the many unoccupied houses in the area

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24 August 2021

People flock to Nelson Mandela Bay’s pop-up vaccine sites

“I can proudly say that all of us in the family of four have taken the vaccine,” says Gqeberha resident

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23 August 2021

People are lining the streets with buckets in Nelson Mandela Bay as taps run dry

Municipality says the issue was due to a leak and should be repaired by Friday

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29 July 2021

“If you loot, you will meet the long arm of the law after we catch you” warn taxi operators

A convoy of taxis made its way through several townships in Kariega on Wednesday, urging people to refrain from looting

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14 July 2021

Dozens of Kariega spaza shops closed after incidents of deadly violence and looting

At least four people have been killed in separate incidents at different spaza shops in KwaNobuhle since Friday

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12 July 2021

Rubbish collection stopped by garbage collectors demanding permanent jobs in Kariega

The workers say they were employed as casuals from 2018 until June 2021

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9 July 2021

Only 24-hour clinic in KwaNobuhle was without running water for five days

Water was restored late on Monday after staff threatened to down tools

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29 June 2021

Shack dwellers who own houses will have their shacks destroyed, warns municipality

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is expected to start “formalising” about 140 informal settlements across the city this week

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28 June 2021

Protesters open assault case, alleging municipal official pepper-sprayed them

Protesting unemployed security guards were demanding jobs with the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality

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24 June 2021

Unemployed security guards shut down municipal customer care centre

They have been demanding municipal jobs since 2019

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22 June 2021

Even the rats have left this household now that the cupboard is empty

Brother and sister used to rely on Covid-19 grant

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17 June 2021