Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

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Eastern Cape villagers demand municipality fix their roads

Over 200 residents march to Intsika Yethu Municipality

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 15 August 2019
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Day zero in Butterworth

Not drought but municipalities caused water crisis, say residents

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 14 August 2019
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Drought and strike leave taps dry in Butterworth

Protesting residents block N2 demanding water tankers

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 12 August 2019
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“No one was going to believe me” says rape survivior

Eastern Cape women struggle with prosecution of rapists

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 8 August 2019
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Eastern Cape villages have had no water for almost two weeks

Primary school told to pay for water tankers

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 August 2019
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Dagga business in the open in Eastern Cape

For members of the Rastafarian community it’s an economic opportunity, but some want it shut down

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 31 July 2019
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Company leaves R164 million housing project unfinished

No houses for some, unfinished houses for others in Mdantsane RDP project

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and GroundUp Staff - 30 July 2019
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The land is “unsuitable for habitation” says municipality, but thousands live on it

Sikiti informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, was established over 20 years ago

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 July 2019
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Ward councillor says Komponi occupiers must fend for themselves

About 60 families illegally occupying prefab homes for two years want services

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 5 July 2019
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Residents burn rubbish because it doesn’t get collected

“It’s like they forgot about us,” says resident in East London informal settlement

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 July 2019
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Equal Education pickets outside Eastern Cape State of the Province address

EE wants R4.3 million saved at this year’s official opening of the legislature to be allocated to fixing schools

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 June 2019
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“Everytime I look at these wires, I remember how my grandson died,” says East London grandmother

A number of people have been electrocuted in Amalinda Forest informal settlement in the past three years

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 June 2019
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“It’s been five years now and not a single house is finished,” says East London resident

Some residents have moved into incomplete houses after the site was abandoned by contractors in 2015

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 June 2019
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Village without tap water for two years

District municipality blames drought for the plight of villagers in Cofimvaba

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 21 June 2019
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300 homes share eight pit toilets

Shackdwellers in Polar Park and Tyampolo, East London, are not even on housing waiting lists

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 June 2019
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Mdantsane residents close down ANC ward councillor’s office

Councillor Ntombizodwa Gamnca laughs off allegations that she is involved in dodgy housing deals

By Lisekho Madikane and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 June 2019