Articles by Nomfundo Xolo

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SASSA workers strike over buggy biometric system

Susan Shabangu and NEHAWU reported to have agreed to suspend system, but union will only confirm on Thursday

By Ashraf Hendricks, Barbara Maregele, Nomfundo Xolo, Joseph Chirume and Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 October 2018
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Shack dwellers protest against assassinations

At least 16 activists aligned to Abahlali baseMjondolo have been killed since 2013

By Nomfundo Xolo and Thembela Ntongana - 8 October 2018
Residents of Enkanini in Cato Crest informal settlement in Durban say they have been without proper sanitation since August 2017. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo

Frustrated Durban residents march over lack of basic services

“We are not being taken serious by the municipality”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 5 October 2018
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No justice for assassinated Abahlali activists

Investigating officer claimed no knowledge of S’fiso Ngcobo’s case, hung up the phone, and blocked our number

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 12 September 2018
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KwaMashu hostel residents fed up with City’s neglect

“Sometimes I don’t even tell people where I live. I refuse to believe that there is a community allowed to live like this.”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 7 September 2018
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We will not be intimidated, says Abahlali leader

Activists defy persistent threats in KZN

By Christopher Clark and Nomfundo Xolo - 5 September 2018
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Chaos at University of KwaZulu-Natal

Students burn furniture and appliances in protest over accommodation

By Nomfundo Xolo - 17 August 2018
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Durban street vendors “overlooked and undermined” by government

New report suggests local municipalities could do much more to support informal traders

By Nomfundo Xolo - 25 July 2018
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Families challenge eviction from RDP flats in Umlazi

27 families occupied new units fearing they would be overlooked for housing

By Nomfundo Xolo - 13 July 2018
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Informal traders march against by-law amendments

Traders say the proposed changes will impede on their ability to earn a living

By Nomfundo Xolo - 6 July 2018
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Commuters hit by taxi fare hike

“It makes escaping poverty so much harder because you continuously have to keep grinding and struggle to keep your family afloat”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 4 July 2018
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Elderly couple abandoned in mud house with grandchildren

Councillor’s promises came to nothing

By Nomfundo Xolo - 21 February 2018
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Anger as striking Durban university workers find pay slashed

Lectures at Durban University of Technology have been suspended indefinitely

By Nomfundo Xolo - 20 February 2018
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Living in the hell of Whoonga Park

Murder, rape, crime, homelessness, abuse by police … daily life for whoonga users

By Nomfundo Xolo - 6 February 2018
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Slow progress for victims of huge Durban fire

Municipality accused of failing to provide vital information after Foreman Road disaster

By Nomfundo Xolo - 25 January 2018
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Ten years in prison not enough for cop who killed my daughter, says Durban mother

“Justice is not rightly served when police are involved”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 17 January 2018