Articles by Nompendulo Ngubane

Parents shut down schools and clinic in Pietermaritzburg

They are demanding that a principal be fired

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3 June 2021

Conditions are dreadful at Pietermaritzburg morgue

Unclaimed bodies decaying, a terrible stench, no hot water, equipment and vehicles broken

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31 May 2021

Truda Foods workers protest in one city while Labour Court rules against company in another

Judge sends message that courts should not be used to prevent workers organising

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26 May 2021

Imbali brought to standstill by fury over electricity cut

Eskom says it isn’t safe for its teams to complete their work

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14 May 2021

Graves “desecrated” for land occupation in Pietermaritzburg

“We grew up knowing that we must respect the dead. What is happening here is heartless” says widower

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13 May 2021

Equal Education demands release of KZN learner transport policy

“It’s difficult to concentrate in class after a long walk” says learner

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23 April 2021

Students unable to pay rent sleep outside college gates

“Getting education in this country is still a challenge and it won’t be better anytime soon”

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14 April 2021

Taxi operators bring township to a standstill over potholed roads

This comes two years after people last protested for the roads to be fixed in Maqongqo, Pietermaritzburg

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30 March 2021

Community shuts down dilapidated Pietermaritzburg school

Education department to investigate complaints

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18 March 2021

Parents shut down school, take circuit manager hostage

“We buy chalk ourselves” says teacher

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12 March 2021

Schools shut down in protest over lack of water

Protesters prevent learners from attending classes until tap water is restored

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15 February 2021

Protest over stalled road project in Pietermaritzburg

“You can’t tell me that fixing one kilometre can take years”

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11 February 2021

How a group of widows found a way to earn a living

But they could use some help to protect their tools from being stolen

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8 February 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries pay up to R150 for a place in post office queue

“South Africa is like that, if you don’t have money you can’t have access to things”

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20 January 2021

Edendale hospital loses nine staff to Covid-19 in one week, says NEHAWU

“You ask yourself who is next and it is scary”

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19 January 2021

Scores of beneficiaries in Pietermaritzburg rush to renew lapsed disability grants

Cancer patient turned away after sleeping outside SASSA office to renew grant

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12 January 2021