Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Doctors and nurses down tools at Eastern Cape hospital

“People are dealing with blood. They cannot work without gloves.”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 May 2020
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Covid-19: “I decided to return to the robots because of hunger”

Piece workers fear hunger over lockdown rules

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 13 May 2020
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Covid-19: East London shack dwellers block streets over food vouchers

Residents accuse councillor of nepotism

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 12 May 2020
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Years long feud between villages claims life of 19-year-old

“This is the first death, but these boys are causing each other serious injuries” says Eastern Cape village chief

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 April 2020
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Covid-19: Premier Mabuyane witnesses huge queues for social grants

“Our biggest concern is when the virus reaches rural areas and townships”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 30 March 2020
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Parents still scrambling to place learners in Eastern Cape

The provincial department says an admission committee has been set up to assist unplaced learners

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 March 2020
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Eastern Cape learners walk more than 30km to a school without teachers for them

No scholar transport, no maths or English teacher

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 March 2020
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Education halted by protests over unpaid NSFAS allowances

Tertiary institutions across the country have experienced weeks of disruption. Some have resumed teaching.

By Karabo Mafolo, Thamsanqa Mbovane, Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 March 2020
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Refugee mother owed nine months of child grants

Annie Tshimanga given the runaround by SASSA after her card was stolen

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 March 2020
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Angry Butterworth protesters send mayor away

Residents ask Premier to drink borehole water, but he refuses

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 19 February 2020
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Buffalo City College students boycott classes over unpaid NSFAS allowances

Student leaders say students are being evicted because they cannot pay rent

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 February 2020
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N2 highway blocked as Butterworth residents protest over water

Protesters want President Ramaphosa to intervene

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 13 February 2020
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Residents tell Eastern Cape Premier they have lost all faith in their municipality

Various attempts to fix Amahlathi have failed

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 7 February 2020
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Blind woman and mentally challenged grandson abandoned by authorities

No help from Home Affairs, Social Development or Health

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 23 January 2020
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Toilet cleaners battle to get detergents and equipment from Buffalo City Municipality

Cleaners say they pay for their own cleaning materials

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 9 January 2020
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Fynbos residents blame municipality for racial tensions over housing dispute

Municipality to make fourth attempt to evict people illegally occupying RDP houses

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 17 December 2019