Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

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Parents mourn their dead daughter, while her suspected killer is out on R300 bail

Family blames police for wrong charges

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 December 2019
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At last! Toilets for Sidubi Poort Junior Secondary School

Lecturer read GroundUp story and contacted donors

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 December 2019
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Four working toilets for 500 families

Ward councillor blames residents for blocked toilets

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 26 November 2019
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“We do not have streets, but during elections you will find big black cars driving between our shacks”

Mdantsane shackdwellers’ fight for toilets and housing

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 November 2019
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RDP housing is at a snail’s pace in Eastern Cape

Construction companies blame government budget constraints

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 21 November 2019
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Eastern Cape karate champ has no sponsors to get to world tournament

Litha Mtalalisi needs R20,000 to join the SA team going to Kazakhstan

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 15 November 2019
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Dams empty in Eastern Cape

The Gcuwa and all dams supplying Butterworth and surrounding areas are dry

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 14 November 2019

Eastern Cape villagers voted hoping to get electricity

“They make all sort of promises during elections and once elections are over you won’t see them”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 November 2019
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GroundUp reporter threatened at school

Investigation into corruption annoys teachers

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 November 2019
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Cofimvaba traders fear being evicted

Municipality plans to renovate business centre

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 October 2019
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Eastern Cape learners demand basic infrastructure for schools

Students doubt the education department will meet its 2020 deadline for norms and standards

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2019
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Teenage gang fights erupt between villagers

Community leader says parents don’t want to involve the police

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2019
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Construction company has completed only 20% of housing contract

Eastern Cape Human Settlements department blamed for delays

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 17 October 2019
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Wheelchair user Nonkululeko Dziweni has to wait for two people to take her to the toilet in a mall one kilometre away

Buffalo City mayor hears Mdantsane residents’ complaints

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 October 2019
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Threat of drought looms over Queenstown

Some residents are already only getting water for an hour a day

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 3 October 2019
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The village where women can’t afford to report rape

Nearest police station is 120 kilometres away

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 23 September 2019