Articles by Nompendulo Ngubane

Covid-19: Hospital staff picket in Pietermaritzburg

Workers demand better protection from infection

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 29 July 2020

24 arrested in protest against Pietermaritzburg ward councillor

“I was chosen by people of ward 29 not by a few individuals” says ANC’s Spha Madlala

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 July 2020

Loadshedding “unavoidable” after substation blows, says mayor

Power restored in Pietermaritzburg community after protesters bring area to standstill over five-day blackout

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 July 2020

Clinic reopens after agreement between workers and health department

Facility closed on Friday because of lack of PPE

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 July 2020

KZN hospital shut down, patients evacuated

“Thanks for the opportunity but we will not be commenting” says provincial health department

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 July 2020

Children cross the Msunduzi to get to school

There are plans for a bridge but no timeframe

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 15 July 2020

Unions accuse government of breaking promise to increases workers’ salaries

“Workers on duty during lockdown must be paid for risk or danger allowance,” says COSATU leader

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 July 2020

“We are forgotten. We will be remembered when the elections are closer”

Residents of Khethi in Pietermaritzburg struggle to access schools, clinics and water

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 2 July 2020

Protesters demand jobs at Durban university

DUT says they will meet with community members on Thursday

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 1 July 2020

Scores of maintenance payments backlogged during lockdown

“I have not received maintenance payments since February,” says Pietermaritzburg mother

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 26 June 2020

“Every day there are electricity issues,” says Pietermaritzburg resident

Electricity was restored in Ngubeni on Saturday after two days of protests

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 June 2020

Pietermaritzburg schools shut down by protesters demanding water

“They must give water to the community before the schools”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 June 2020

Many learners sent home from “unprepared” schools, while others return

“Things have changed a lot”

Bernard Chiguvare, Buziwe Nocuze, Mkhuseli Sizani, Joseph Chirume, Nompendulo Ngubane, Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 June 2020

KZN scrambling to get school with no toilets and water ready for learners

KZN education MEC says infrastructure problems at Insika High could be resolved soon

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 June 2020

Women dig up old spring to solve village’s water problem

“God gave us natural water and it is time we use it”, say Elandskop women

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 May 2020

“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