Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

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Strike in Ngcobo put on hold after two weeks

86 casual workers are demanding permanent positions

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 22 October 2018
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Eastern Cape villagers must wait two months or walk miles to clinics

With only three mobile clinics to serve 93 places in Intsika Yethu, weekly visits are not possible

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 19 October 2018
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Stutterheim protesters burn municipal offices and clinic over lack of jobs

“Unfortunately the clinic mistakenly burnt down but it was never the plan”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2018
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Parents have to build toilets for Eastern Cape school

Learners at schools in Cofimvaba have to relieve themselves outside

By Yamkela Ntshongwana and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 12 October 2018
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Police assault case stuck in NPA

Eastern Cape man says he was accused of stealing fuel and badly beaten

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 10 October 2018
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Post Office delivers mixed bag for social grant recipients

“We will die standing in this queue” says pensioner

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Barbara Maregele, Nompendulo Ngubane and Chumani Mazwi - 4 October 2018
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Sheep shearing shed used as a day care centre for 50 children

Community desperate for funds to finish building a proper centre

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 October 2018
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Pay R4 if you want to use the toilet at Home Affairs

Security guards at Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape demand money from people who need the toilet

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 September 2018
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14 arrests in Eastern Cape taxi protest

“A bullet missed me. I felt it passing my face”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 20 September 2018
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Ignorance about people with HIV still exists in 2018

“It was like I was dirty … I had no choice but to leave home”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 September 2018
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Villagers start special needs day-care centre

Parents in rural Great Kei struggled to find suitable schools for their children with disability

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 August 2018
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Taps run dry as drought grips Queenstown

Main dam is at 10% capacity

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 21 August 2018
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“Violence is the only language our government understands”

Ngcobo residents block R61, demand better roads

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 7 August 2018
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“I sent my child to the school to learn, not to be raped”

School security guard in Ngcobo court charged with rape of 15-year-old

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 21 February 2018
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Principal accused of pocketing money for school uniforms

Eastern Cape education department investigating

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 16 February 2018
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No school for Eastern Cape village children

Department of Education leaves children stranded after closing their school

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 February 2018