Articles for Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Protesters close down municipal offices, demanding water

Matatiele households have been battling water problems for years


News | 25 January 2023

Man dies during eight-hour wait for an ambulance

Only one ambulance for hundreds of villages in Matatiele


News | 8 December 2022

Matrics, commuters hit by Cape Town taxi strike

Taxi council wants the Blue Dot incentive programme to continue in the Western Cape

Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Daniel Steyn, Vusi Mokoena, Sisipho Bakana, Tariro Washinyira, Mary-Anne Gontsana, Peter Luhanga

News | 21 November 2022

Woman who survived mountain fall must wait six weeks for operation

Makemiso Ramabitle is in severe pain but her nearest hospital in rural Eastern Cape does not have capacity to perform the necessary surgery


News | 15 November 2022

Security guards conned by student activist hold picket at UCT

Guards ask students for forgiveness and to support their demand to be insourced


News | 12 October 2022

The student activist who gaslit workers and cost them their jobs

31 sacked security guards have asked UCT for forgiveness after being misled by Sibusiso Mpendulo

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News | 10 October 2022

Child drowns in occupied Cape Town nature reserve

Alunga Zonele was swimming in a vlei near the Driftsands informal settlement


News | 28 September 2022

Shack dwellers say they cannot afford solar power companyโ€™s monthly fees

Empowerment project stumbles in Khayelitsha, showing the complexity of providing solutions to informal settlements


News | 19 September 2022

Traditional court condemns 19-year-old to grisly death

Accused of stock theft in 2020, Abulele Kwindana was killed. More than two years later, no-one has been charged with his murder.


News | 16 September 2022

Community blames loadshedding for deaths of young couple in shack fire

Police are investigating as several other shacks were also destroyed, leaving some families homeless


Brief | 12 September 2022

More than 20 families share one pit toilet in this East London settlement

The municipality has plans to relocate them once suitable land is identified


Brief | 8 September 2022

City intensifies operations against unlicensed amaphela taxis

SANCO intervenes to try and end the unrest and impasse with law enforcement agencies

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News | 6 September 2022

Taxi drivers burn streets of Hout Bay

Amaphela are demanding that the City compensate them for loss of income since MyCiTi started operating

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News | 5 September 2022

Seven arrested as taxi protest escalates in Cape Town

Nearly a dozen police vehicles, buses and cars have been torched during violent retaliation allegedly by amaphela drivers

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News | 2 September 2022

No light at the end of the tender for Eastern Cape villages

Millions have been spent on the Sivumela project and eight years later, hundreds of households are still without electricity


News | 1 September 2022