Articles by Nompendulo Ngubane

Photo inside a morgue

Mortuary workers return to work after arrests

“We are declaring a big war with the Department of Health,” says union

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 December 2018
Photo of outside of Fort Napier hospital and morgue

Mortuary employees arrested for defying court order to end go-slow

NEHAWU commits to supporting workers, who will appear in court on Tuesday

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 December 2018
Photo of protesters

Strikers barricade mortuary

Workers’ issues remain unresolved at Fort Napier Medico Legal Mortuary in Pietermaritzburg

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 December 2018
Photo of gates blocked with vans

Angry workers shut down mortuary

Families turned away when they come to fetch bodies of loved ones

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 November 2018
Photo of workers protesting

Workers march to premier’s office demanding better working conditions

The working class are the main voters and we are giving government a warning, says COSATU chairperson

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 23 November 2018
Photo of covered corpses in mortuary

Inside the Pietermaritzburg mortuary where workers are on a go-slow

GroundUp found corpses piled up and decomposing

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 November 2018
Photo of sign to hospital

Families can’t bury loved ones as mortuary workers on go-slow

Relatives shocked by conditions in Pietermaritzburg mortuary

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 November 2018
Photo of people queueing

Gogos pay to queue for pensions

Social grant beneficiaries pay R10 to R20 to get a space outside the Pietermaritzburg post office

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 October 2018
Photo of incomplete house

R162-million housing project incomplete after over a decade

“The conditions are shocking. As the government we are ashamed,” says KZN Premier

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 24 October 2018
Photo of a man

Taps run dry in Sweetwaters

Residents in Pietermaritzburg township spent five days without water last week

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 October 2018
Photo of SASSA protest

SASSA workers strike over buggy biometric system

Susan Shabangu and NEHAWU reported to have agreed to suspend system, but union will only confirm on Thursday

By Ashraf Hendricks, Barbara Maregele, Nomfundo Xolo, Joseph Chirume and Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 October 2018
Photo of building

Appliances, taps and computers stolen from crime intelligence offices

We’re not safe at all, says employee

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 October 2018
Photo of protesters

Workers threaten shut down of KZN public health services

Department given 14 days to respond to grievances

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 October 2018
Photo of long grant recipient queues

Post Office delivers mixed bag for social grant recipients

“We will die standing in this queue” says pensioner

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Barbara Maregele, Nompendulo Ngubane and Chumani Mazwi - 4 October 2018
Photo of a woman

Home Affairs official told 86-year-old “to go back to Lesotho”

Mathabo Mofokeng could not access her pension without her ID

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 1 October 2018
Photo of a crowd

Community stops sewage project for its schools

Pietermaritzburg residents say they want houses to get priority

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 September 2018