Articles by Mbulelo Sisulu

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Villagers without drinking water blame government, not the drought

Pipes installed in Dutywa villages in 2008 have never had water

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 30 October 2019
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Water restored to Eastern Cape villages in Dutywa

GroundUp reported on a leaking pipe in July

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 5 August 2019
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Villagers close rotting school in Eastern Cape

“Our school gets annual maintenance budget but it is very useless to maintain rotten material”

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 22 July 2019
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Taps run dry while broken pipe wastes water for a month

“Our government says we must look after water because of drought. But it seems they do not practise what they preach,” says Eastern Cape villager

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 16 July 2019
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“Our government does not care about us - they only take care of wild animals”

Conflict between humans and wildlife in the Eastern Cape

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 8 September 2017
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Eastern Cape towns struggle with water rationing

Drought takes its toll in Amathole district

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 16 August 2017
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Eastern Cape villagers drink water with animals

Taps in KwaDukathole have run dry since 2014, say villagers

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 14 August 2017
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Eastern Cape learners return to class after three-day shutdown

Government promises to meet demands for scholar transport

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 3 August 2017
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Parents and learners shut down East London high school

They demand that the Department of Education provide transport for learners who walk over 8km

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 31 July 2017
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How the Eastern Cape government is failing Thandile Gujulwa

Since 2009 his school has been trying to get the department to provide transport

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 27 July 2017
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No education for village children after government shuts down their school

Without money for transport, learners can’t get to nearest school in rural Eastern Cape

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 29 June 2017
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Eastern Cape community gets water after protests

Kei Road residents agree to liaise with government

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 1 June 2017
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People relieve themselves in bushes in forgotten part of East London

“Paraffin is very expensive … that is why we steal electricity”

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 29 May 2017
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Township comes to week-long standstill during protest action

Kei Road Location school and clinic closed and taps run dry

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 19 May 2017
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Residents in fear as street lights fail

Memories of serial killer haunt Butterworth village

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 10 May 2017
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Man torched to death in possible xenophobic attack

“People who have businesses around the village were not happy for this foreign guy to run a business here”

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 13 April 2017