Articles by Selby Nomnganga

Covid-19: Fake news costs workers their wages

Workers from so-called “hotspot” told to stay home

By Selby Nomnganga - 23 June 2020
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Covid-19: Filthy toilets, no water … fighting the virus in Upington’s informal settlements

Toilets haven’t been emptied for weeks in some places

By Selby Nomnganga - 3 April 2020
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School for disabled battles to stay open

Seven teachers resign at Oasis centre in Upington

By Selby Nomnganga - 6 March 2020
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Former “Upington 26” prisoner remembered

Ivan Kazi’s death leaves 14 of the 26 still alive

By Selby Nomnganga - 31 January 2020
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Township schools run sports events in the street

MEC tells schools to apply for Lottery funding

By Selby Nomnganga - 24 January 2020
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Immigrant shop owner under police protection after looting

Spate of xenophobic violence follows murder of policeman

By Selby Nomnganga - 22 January 2020
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Nine hundred Upington learners start school without any toilets at all

Mobile toilets company refuses to bring back toilets because owner says he has not been paid

By Selby Nomnganga - 15 January 2020
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Ex-political prisoner dies, leaving family in poverty

Albert Tywili was one of the Upington 14

By Selby Nomnganga - 6 November 2019
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Apartheid survives beyond the grave

Upington’s neglected cemeteries reflect the divisions of the past

By Selby Nomnganga - 12 February 2018
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Man dies from dog bites 39 days later

Many unanswered questions on how Andries Afrikaner came to die

By Selby Nomnganga - 31 March 2017
Photo of William Sifumba in front of monument to "Upington 26".

Telling the story of the“Upington 26”

Locked gates keep residents out of memorial

By Selby Nomnganga - 1 July 2016

Anger as municipality forces small farmers to pay to use common land

Already hit by drought, small farmers in the Upington area will now have to pay fees to graze their animals on common land.

Selby Nomnganga - 29 May 2014

//Khara Hais local municipality continues to ignore Auditor General

For two successive years //Khara Hais local municipality in Upington has had qualified audit reports. Now, at its most recent council meeting, the municipality approved irregular and unauthorized expenditure of R4 million incurred since November 2013.

Selby Nomnganga - 20 March 2014

MK veterans and Upington 26 murder trialists claim exceptionalism

In Upington, 40 four-roomed RDP-size houses reserved for ex-political prisoners and MK veterans were occupied in the course of 2013. None of the occupiers have to date paid for municipal services and some are subletting their properties.

Selby Nomnganga - 19 March 2014

My grandchild can’t read or write

A pensioner who only had two years of schooling taught himself to read and write, while his grandson, who has reached grade 9, can’t read.

Selby Nomnganga - 11 March 2014

Teachers face disciplinary charges for teaching in mother-tongue

Two teachers at Vela-Langa Primary school in Upington are facing a disciplinary hearing today and tomorrow for teaching their grade two classes in SeTswana and Afrikaans.

Selby Nomnganga - 25 February 2014