Articles by Bernard Chiguvare

Photo of men packing the trailer of a taxi

The trials and joys of travelling in overloaded malaichas to Zimbabwe

The minibus taxis with their trailers filled with goods offer a glimmer of hope for desperate people trying to make a living

By Bernard Chiguvare - 10 October 2019
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Hundreds of Limpopo health workers march in Polokwane

Workers demand to be paid for extra hours and for staff shortages to be addressed

By Bernard Chiguvare - 30 September 2019
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Makwarela has two boreholes but no water in the taps

Residents say Vhembe municipality has paid no attention to their complaint

By Bernard Chiguvare - 27 September 2019
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Vhembe municipality leaves broken sewerage pipe for six months

Filthy water flowing into the river

By Bernard Chiguvare - 20 September 2019
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81-year-old is still waiting for his Eskom refund

Mboneni Masebe says he can’t afford to keep travelling to Eskom offices

By Bernard Chiguvare - 16 September 2019
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“The list of Mugabe’s crimes is endless”

GroundUp’s Zimbabwean reporters write about what Robert Mugabe meant to them

By Joseph Chirume, Kimberly Mutandiro, Bernard Chiguvare and Tariro Washinyira - 6 September 2019
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Limpopo villagers demand compensation before relocation for road

New tar road will cut through three homesteads in Thohoyandou

By Bernard Chiguvare - 23 August 2019
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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
Photo of a healthcare centre in Limpopo

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