Articles for Yamkela Mopeli

Living just metres from a railway line

Small community says they are terrorised by criminals and police


News | 28 March 2019

Shoddy RDP house never fixed

“I have been in prison, not once, not twice, but many times. But here I am living on an unfinished house,” says struggle veteran


Brief | 7 March 2019

Eastern Cape residents must make way for taxi rank

Second time in four years that the people of Bhekela informal settlement will be moved


Brief | 22 February 2019

69-year-old woman scrap collector sleeps by the roadside

Eastern Cape women spend weeks on the road collecting ferrous metals


Brief | 10 December 2018

Call for dam to be fenced after child drowns

Open dams in Cofimvaba have claimed several lives


News | 23 November 2018

School has 196 learners and ten grades but only four classrooms

“I feel like I am running three different schools,” says principal


Brief | 1 November 2018

Strike in Ngcobo put on hold after two weeks

86 casual workers are demanding permanent positions

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Brief | 22 October 2018

Eastern Cape villagers must wait two months or walk miles to clinics

With only three mobile clinics to serve 93 places in Intsika Yethu, weekly visits are not possible

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Brief | 19 October 2018

Parents have to build toilets for Eastern Cape school

Learners at schools in Cofimvaba have to relieve themselves outside

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News | 12 October 2018

14 arrests in Eastern Cape taxi protest

“A bullet missed me. I felt it passing my face”

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Brief | 20 September 2018

Woman opens her home to abandoned children

Nomtha Mboneli is caring for ten children in her village in the rural Eastern Cape


Brief | 6 September 2018

“Violence is the only language our government understands”

Ngcobo residents block R61, demand better roads

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News | 7 August 2018

Rural school gets toilets thanks to private company

For years primary school children were forced to use an open field


Brief | 20 July 2018

Engcobo residents demand mayor step down

Community organisations allege corruption, demand municipality be put under administration


Brief | 18 May 2018

School children have to use a field as a toilet

We feel abandoned by the government, says parent


Brief | 11 May 2018