Articles by Bernard Chiguvare

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Spar workers on strike

Louis Trichardt employees are calling for a 10% salary increase

By Bernard Chiguvare - 2 August 2019
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NEHAWU demands dismissal of Limpopo MEC for Health

The union also calls for Director General to be given the boot following Auditor-General finding

By Bernard Chiguvare - 1 August 2019
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Bus shortage costs Polokwane commuters

“I earn R2,900 a month. Per week my transport fare is R420 using minibus taxis.”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 July 2019
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“There are only two pit toilets for the whole school,” says Limpopo learner

Premier announces R192-million spend to fix sanitation infrastructure backlog at 100 schools

By Bernard Chiguvare - 5 July 2019
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Refugees wait for months in Musina for temporary permits

About 200 refugees are crowded into four tents at a church shelter

By Bernard Chiguvare - 2 July 2019
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About 400 newly qualified nurses without jobs in Limpopo

Department of Health says there is no money to hire additional staff

By Bernard Chiguvare - 24 June 2019
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AIDS drug shortage in Limpopo, says TAC

Global shortage of essential antiretroviral lamivudine, reports Department of Health

By Bernard Chiguvare and GroundUp Staff - 12 June 2019
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Breaking the cycle of poverty in Louis Trichardt

Zimbabwean woman makes money from recycling cardboard

By Bernard Chiguvare - 6 June 2019
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Seven Zimbabwean teenagers have been living under a tree for almost a year

“This municipal bin is our soup kitchen”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 27 May 2019
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Norris Phaswana was left to fend for his family at 15. Today he is a successful trader

“I am able to educate and provide food for my family from this business”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 16 May 2019
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Survivors of bus crash allege drivers failed to rest

Marsmery Travel and Coach has difficult questions to answer but the company is not answering its phone

By Bernard Chiguvare - 10 May 2019
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Lottery’s promise of toilets leaves a nasty smell

Photos used to show progress building ablution facilities at different schools are of the same structures

By Anton van Zyl, Bernard Chiguvare, Kaizer Nengovhela and Raymond Joseph - 3 May 2019
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Zimbabweans leave after xenophobic attacks in Vuwani

“I miss my fellow Zimbabweans. We used to stay as a family but we are now scattered in Limpopo”

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 April 2019
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Venda University students still waiting for NSFAS funds

“I do not have enough material for reading”, says student

By Bernard Chiguvare - 10 April 2019
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Another Limpopo school shut down by angry learners and parents

Road to Waterval High School blocked

By Bernard Chiguvare - 9 April 2019
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Learners at Limpopo school for the blind stage protest, block roads

50 learners share one shower … and it isn’t working, say students

By Bernard Chiguvare - 9 April 2019