Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Butterworth water protests politically motivated says municipality

“Officials live in East London … When they take a bath they spend an hour because they have enough water” responds protester

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 23 October 2020

Unfinished RDP houses abandoned for nearly two decades

The housing department says it has since appointed contractors to complete two projects in Stutterheim

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 October 2020

Millions spent, six years gone, still no electricity for Eastern Cape villagers

Only two of the seven villages located near Mount Frere have electricity

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 13 October 2020

Small business owners block the N2 over PPE contracts

Business owners accuse the Alfred Nzo district municipality of only giving contracts to company’s from other towns

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 October 2020

Families drink from drains as water trucks break down

Three out of four water trucks in Eastern Cape town are in for repairs

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 29 September 2020

Community beats three suspected criminals to death in Eastern Cape

Police blamed for the rise in vigilantism

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 September 2020

Villagers donate money to build a clinic in a shack

Villagers in the rural Eastern Cape struggling to access health services have tried to create their own infrastructure

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 9 September 2020

Loan shark steals SASSA cards in Eastern Cape

Beneficiaries forced to change PINs

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 9 September 2020

Five villages share one 5,000-litre water tank

Taps ran dry in the rural Eastern Cape village of Ngquthu seven years ago

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 27 August 2020

Residents dissatisfied as ANC chief whip returns to troubled Stutterheim

“They sent back the person who failed us”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 26 August 2020

Generous households punished with high water bills

Residents of Eastern Cape town who shared their water face bills of up to R13,000

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 August 2020

Fix our schools, learners tell Eastern Cape Education Department

Equal Education has given the department two weeks to attend to schools with water and sanitation problems

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 July 2020

Two years later: still no new toilets at Cofimvaba school

508 schools still without any sanitation in the Eastern Cape, says Equal Education

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 14 July 2020

Eastern Cape mud school “falling apart” say parents

Parents say they have been asking the department for a new school for over 20 years

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 June 2020

East London community warned to remove illegal connections by Monday

Cuba residents have been protesting since Tuesday in a bid to stop the power utility from disconnecting them

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 5 June 2020

For nine years residents have asked for criminals’ hideout to be cleared

Residents want thick bush in Mdantsane removed

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 May 2020