Protesters in Gqeberha threaten company for employing immigrants

#PutSouthAfricansFirst protesters accused of putting people’s lives in danger

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26 November 2021

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s hometown: no country for old women

Girls from the age of five and women into their 70s fetch water from a river in a town that has never had tap water

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25 November 2021

High school dropout rate blamed on water crisis in Eastern Cape village

The municipality says a R28 million water project will be completed in March next year

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24 November 2021

Eastern Cape women abandon vegetable gardens to collect scrap for cash

“Everything here in Qunu has collapsed after Madiba passed away”

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22 November 2021

Post office, SASSA office, library and community centre have all closed down in Madiba’s hometown

Unpaid electricity bills and armed robberies have collapsed Qunu’s multi-purpose community centre

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19 November 2021

Attacks, stock theft, shrinking pastures, drought and a lack of vets: Eastern Cape horse owners in dire straits

As government prioritises food production, horse farmers are left out

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17 November 2021

Taps run dry in the village of Mandela’s childhood home

Municipality failed to pay Eskom so pump station was switched off

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15 November 2021

Mthatha patients wait in the rain at clinics from 3am

“For years we have been treated like this, but it’s worse since Covid.”

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12 November 2021

Eastern Cape villagers refused to vote because of no-show mayor

At the Phungulelweni voting station in Ntabankulu Local Municipality only nine people voted

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11 November 2021

Thirsty villagers desert ANC for independent candidate

Broken promises over dam project said to be reason ANC vote dropped from 83% to 53% in Mhlontlo in the Eastern Cape

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10 November 2021

Overflowing toilets, piles of rubbish and empty water tanks plague Gqeberha shack dwellers

Yet the municipality claims the area is cleaned and serviced regularly

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10 November 2021

Willowvale is where government projects go to die

“If we want things done here, we either protest or do them ourselves” says a resident of this part of the Eastern Cape

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9 November 2021

Corruption or incompetence? Rural Eastern Cape housing projects delayed for years

And a company that was paid R1.5 billion in tenders left households in Cofimvaba each with a pile of concrete slabs instead of toilets

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5 November 2021

Eastern Cape villagers want to know why a new road never reached them

Their old road is impassable when it rains

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4 November 2021