Articles by Nompendulo Ngubane

“The only time they flock here is when they want our votes” says Pietermaritzburg resident

The City has promised to send a team to resolve issues of sanitation in Mkhondeni

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 May 2020

Glebelands Eight trial postponed to October

Accused to remain in prison due to lockdown restrictions

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 May 2020
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SASSA pensioners sleep outside post office

Finally, beneficiaries are paid their grants, after delay

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 May 2020
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“System glitch” sends scores of SASSA beneficiaries home empty handed

SASSA KZN says benefiaries will be paid by Tuesday

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 May 2020
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Covid-19 screening welcomed by KZN informal settlement residents

“I’m happy that I was screened. I will continue staying at home and watch if I develop any of the symptoms”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: KZN nurses stranded in Western Cape

Nurses told by agencies that they can’t be booked because they are not covered should they contract coronavirus at work

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 April 2020
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Covid-19: Dambuza youth donate groceries to locked down street hawkers

“If I don’t go out and work that means going to bed hungry. I now have food,” says vendor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Emergency workers refuse to attend to patient until they get proper equipment

Eight employees face disciplinary charges

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: eThekwini accused of defying ban on evictions

All evictions suspended by government

By Athalie Crawford and Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 March 2020
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“In Glebelands you were supposed to be careful, be alert and know who you were talking to before you say anything” witness tells court

The trial is expected to continue on 20 April

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 24 March 2020
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Glebelands Eight Trial: Witness says R160,000 raised for hitman

William Mthembu and Thokozani Machi, known as the “big fishes” at Glebelands hostel, were murdered in 2015

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 March 2020
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Money collected from Glebelands residents was used to fund violence, says witness

Court visits scene of alleged murder

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 March 2020
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Covid-19: Caluza clinic is bad enough in normal times

During an epidemic it may be much worse

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 16 March 2020
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Love dispute blamed for 66 families displaced by shack fire

“We are suffering for arguments between people we don’t know” says victim

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 16 March 2020
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Parents lock principal out of school

Willowfontein Intermediate school is in a dire state and issues are not being addressed, say community members

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 March 2020
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Education halted by protests over unpaid NSFAS allowances

Tertiary institutions across the country have experienced weeks of disruption. Some have resumed teaching.

By Karabo Mafolo, Thamsanqa Mbovane, Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 March 2020