Articles by Nomfundo Xolo

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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
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Singing for circumcision

Khuzani Mpungose launches new song for HIV prevention

By Nomfundo Xolo - 12 December 2017
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Durban activists defy bad weather to protest against council media ban

“They want to pass this law because they want to continue stealing money”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 6 December 2017
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MK veterans cut off N3

Demonstration was an angry reaction to Black Monday protests

By Nomfundo Xolo - 24 November 2017
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Activist groups unite to fight evictions

Scathing criticism of Durban Municipality for not responding adequately to Foreman Road fire

By Nomfundo Xolo - 24 November 2017
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uMlazi swamped by rubbish and sewage

Residents accuse municipality of neglect, while councillor says residents must clean their own mess

By Nomfundo Xolo - 22 November 2017
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Shack blaze leaves over 900 people homeless in Durban

A two-year-old and an adult died in the fire

By Nomfundo Xolo - 13 November 2017