Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

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

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