Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Wild Coast: is there a future in eco-tourism?

“We are not anti-development” say opponents of mine and toll road

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Feature | 5 August 2021

N2 toll road on Wild Coast divides community

Some argue it will bring economic opportunities while others worry it will destroy their way of life

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Feature | 2 August 2021

Battle to stop 22km long mine on Wild Coast

Xolobeni community deeply divided

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Feature | 28 July 2021

Housing for informal settlement near Cape Town airport on hold

Province waiting for tests on aircraft noise, but resident says they have been living there since the 1990s and have not gone deaf


Brief | 9 July 2021

Elections 2021: Xolobeni voters may kick ANC out

Poor services and a controversial mining project have fuelled disaffection with governing party

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Feature | 8 July 2021

Villagers make difficult 70km journey to get vaccinated

Eastern Cape health department says many new sites will open soon

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News | 1 July 2021

Eastern Cape parents build their own school

Baleni Senior Secondary School near Xolobeni is raising funds to build classrooms and other facilities

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News | 30 June 2021

Triangle Project concerned by delayed hate crimes bill

Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill stalled since 2018


News | 28 June 2021

Taxi drivers’ protest leaves commuters stranded

Mom misses baby’s hospital appointment, learner misses school as more vehicles torched


News | 2 June 2021

Taxi drivers cause havoc in Nyanga over impounded vehicles

Protesters burnt a bus and four cars, shutting down the area around the Nyanga taxi rank for two days


Brief | 28 May 2021

5,000 Siqalo households have no water during the day

City of Cape Town says illegal connections interrupt the water supply to the informal settlement


Brief | 27 May 2021

Sisters die in Philippi shack fire

The family lost everything in the blaze


Brief | 22 May 2021

Unfinished RDP houses a crime den in Nyanga

“These houses have been like this for ten years if not more”


News | 18 May 2021

Protesters dump rubbish inside City depot

Khayelitsha residents say their drains are blocked and nothing is being done


News | 12 May 2021

Shack fire claims life of three-year-old

Mother asks for help to bury her son


Brief | 3 May 2021