Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

New “R4 million” taxi rank is useless, say taxi drivers

Tsomo taxi rank, which has been ready for two years, is too small for taxis to turn in, they say


8 April 2021

Union in wage dispute with PRASA

SATAWU wants to be allowed to renegotiate some terms of agreement

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7 April 2021

Taxi drivers take revenge on protesters

Shacks set alight after a taxi was stoned during protests in the Delft area, Cape Town


26 March 2021

Violent clashes in Masiphumelele over future of sportsfield

The City wants to build temporary houses on it but as one resident says, “To the City, temporary can be 25 years.”


18 March 2021

Plea for Mozambican government to locate Cape Town man

Patrick Lunguza was transporting a body to Malawi when he was arrested last month. His family has not been able to contact him for two weeks


12 March 2021

Mud school has one broken toilet for 175 learners and staff

Four grades share one classroom at Centane primary school


12 March 2021

Where will the children play? Masiphumelele youths disrupt housing project

They say the field on which the temporary houses are being built is the only one they can use


11 March 2021

Northlink college promises to pay student allowances despite NSFAS funding shortfall

Students say they will continue boycotting classes until their money is paid


9 March 2021

Principal removed after parents accuse him of misconduct

“He signs cheques and buys what he likes without consulting SGB members”


6 March 2021

Northlink college students protest over delayed NSFAS payments

Some students in Bellville protested for travel allowances. Others in Parow narrowly avoided eviction from their residence

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4 March 2021

Mother loses two children and friend in Crossroads fire

In a separate fire, 14 families are still battling to rebuild their homes that burnt down in Philippi


26 February 2021

Butterworth residents promised houses in 2008 won’t see them any time soon

Formed in 1986, Yako informal settlement still has no services


26 February 2021

Community health workers disrupt clinics in Eastern Cape

They have been demanding to be made permanent for years

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18 February 2021

No classes for thousands of children because school cannot meet Covid-19 requirements

Joe Gqabi District Municipality closed ET Thabane Primary School last year


3 February 2021

Police use pepper spray against Covid-19 grant queue in East London

Desperate rush to collect grants as deadline looms

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Mkhuseli Sizani, Thamsanqa Mbovane, Masego Mafata, Lloyd Dyongman and Marecia Damons

29 January 2021

What this municipality hadn’t done in years, Gift of the Givers did in just three days

Water quality still has to be tested, but Eastern Cape villages now have boreholes

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4 December 2020