Articles for Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

ANC supporters defend councillor against angry job seekers in Mdantsane

Over 100 people marched to their councillor’s office accusing her of only giving jobs to relatives and fellow ANC members


Brief | 30 May 2023

School land occupiers demand relocation to serviced sites

East London shack dwellers say they won’t move unless it is somewhere with water, electricity and toilets


News | 26 May 2023

Amathole villagers drink from the river while new contractor for water project appointed

Municipality takes over drinking water project meant to have been completed last year


News | 23 May 2023

Parents block school entrance in Cofimvaba after scholar transport cancelled

Most of the affected learners live in St Mark’s, about 26 kilometres from Isikhoba Nombewu Technical School


News | 11 May 2023

Mud classrooms crumble while building materials sit on site

Contractor appointed to build prefab classrooms in Qombolo village disappeared six years ago


News | 11 May 2023

It will take eThekwini over 90 years to fix informal settlements, says metro

Meanwhile thousands of families in Foreman Road informal settlement live without adequate services


News | 9 May 2023

Life at Cato Crest gets worse as ward councillor remains behind bars

Residents accuse eThekwini Municipality of ignoring their calls for help

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News | 8 May 2023

Eastern Cape principal accused of beating learners with a hose pipe

The principal is one of six teachers in the Eastern Cape currently under investigation by the department for use of corporal punishment


News | 4 May 2023

“Freedom Day is for rich people.” Shackdwellers protest in Durban

Residents of informal settlements march to city hall


News | 26 April 2023

More than 30 families share one pit toilet at this Durban informal settlement

Residents say eThekwini Municipality has failed to fix most of the toilets in the area which are blocked and broken


Brief | 26 April 2023

Learners at KZN special schools return to class after boycott

Provincial education department has promised to provide ten buses


Brief | 25 April 2023

Durban flood victims accuse government of not keeping its promises

We spoke to families living in emergency accommodation near the city centre

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News | 24 April 2023

Bid to resolve crisis in KwaZulu-Natal special schools

Learners say they are not taken seriously because they live with disabilities


News | 20 April 2023

Children are dying from izinyoka electricity while Tongaat families wait to be housed

Four years after construction started, not a single house has been completed in R120-million Umbhayi project

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News | 6 April 2023

Cleaners in a Durban township say they use their own money to fix broken toilets

The eThekwini Municipality says it will investigate claims that janitors don’t have materials and that most of the toilets in the settlement are broken


Brief | 4 April 2023

Durban Centre for the Disabled to be sold

KZN Public Work says the occupants of the Enduduzweni Centre will keep their livelihoods


News | 30 March 2023