Articles by Nompendulo Ngubane

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Families demand speed bumps after car crashes into house

Pietermaritzburg road has been the scene of many accidents

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 February 2020
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“Sisi, what’s the use of voting?” asks Pietermaritzburg resident

Impassable roads, no tap water, no clinic, no community hall and their municipality placed under administration for irregular expenditure

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 February 2020
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Armed men assault clinic workers

Pietermaritzburg clinic closed after attack; patients turned away

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 25 February 2020
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Taps ran dry four years ago in Pietermaritzburg neighbourhood

Residents depend on a water tanker

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 February 2020
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Fire victims relocated to waterlogged site

Survivors of a devastating blaze in December say the site they were relocated to is unsuitable and unserviced

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 February 2020
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Union rivalry disrupts teaching at KZN school

Conflict between NATU and SADTU has been ongoing at Emzamweni High

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 February 2020
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Unpaid asbestos removal workers close primary school

“We ask for material and we are told we will share. They buy things in single boxes. Something is not right here,” says worker

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 February 2020
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Students up in arms and employees down tools at UKZN

HIV support centre torched during protests

By Alice Draper and Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 February 2020
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UNISA students, workers, protest in Pietermaritzburg

Mediator appointed in wage dispute

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 February 2020
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UNISA students protest against NSFAS exclusions

Protesters claim that some returning students who achieved more than 50% pass marks have not had their funding renewed

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 January 2020
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Learners sent home after municipality cuts water supply to Pietermaritzburg school

School ran up bill of R2 million, says municipality

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 21 January 2020
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Protesters shut clinic in Pietermaritzburg

Willowfontein residents demand municipality keeps promise to fix road

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 21 January 2020
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Residents look forward to government officials travelling on potholed road and “feeling their pain”

Willowfontein residents fed up with broken promises

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 January 2020
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Pietermaritzburg fire leaves 164 people homeless

“Our clothes and food went up in flames”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 December 2019
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Pietermaritzburg families burying their loved ones at home as cemeteries fill up

Municipality now using pathways in cemetery for graves

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 December 2019
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“What is the use of voting while we are still suffering”

Pietermaritzburg residents say they were promised houses years ago

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 2 December 2019