Articles by Nomfundo Xolo

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University orders students to leave residences following violent protests

Some students say they will not leave

By Nomfundo Xolo - 20 February 2019
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Students shut down Mangosuthu University

University “shocked” by protest; asks for evidence of outstanding payment claims

By Nomfundo Xolo - 18 February 2019
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Nelisa Pambane travels hundreds of kilometers to sell scrap metal

“I may not be employed but I will never let my children and me starve.”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 15 February 2019
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Thousands take to streets in protest against job losses

Members of COSATU unions in nationwide marches and strike

By Joseph Chirume, Lisekho Madikane, Emelda Tintswalo, Nomfundo Xolo and Zoë Postman - 13 February 2019
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Students shut down KZN campuses because of funding delays

“We were promised free education yet we are still asked to pay.”

By Nomfundo Xolo and Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 February 2019
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Elderly residents of Durban have waited decades, in vain, for housing

“I grew old here, and so will my grandchildren.”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 25 January 2019
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Cato Crest residents battle continuous demolitions

“All of my son’s school books have been burnt, books that I had bought with my last cents. What will I tell him? Where will he even sleep?”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 18 January 2019
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Amanzimtoti community without water for weeks

Ethekwini Municipality has promised to send water trucks to the community

By Nomfundo Xolo - 11 January 2019
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Housing allocation “chaos” in Umlazi

eThekwini Municipality admits “confusion” over who benefitted from housing project

By Nomfundo Xolo - 10 December 2018
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Court victory for disabled Umlazi residents

Enduduzweni Centre members celebrate as their electricity is reconnected

By Nomfundo Xolo - 28 November 2018
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Durban Metrorail commuter loses job after train delays

Several commuters complain of overcrowded carriages, delayed trains

By Nomfundo Xolo - 27 November 2018
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Abahlali activist claims he was left out of electricity project as punishment

But municipality says project can’t be completed because area is not safe

By Nomfundo Xolo - 20 November 2018
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Shacks burnt, residents arrested, man shot in testicles as Durban targets shackdwellers

Anti-Land-Invasion Unit moves into Cato Crest settlement again

By Nomfundo Xolo - 15 November 2018
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“We are only good for votes” say Cato Crest families

Residents face more evictions in their new community

By Nomfundo Xolo - 6 November 2018
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Young, broke and in debt

“Acquiring credit is easy and tempting”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 18 October 2018
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Disabled residents resist government plan to move them out

“If they want us gone, they must kill us, like they did Life Esidimeni”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 17 October 2018