Articles by Joseph Chirume

Photo of patients outside Motherwell clinic

Health workers sit in at PE clinic following attack on nurse

Health department says it cannot deploy security guards into a room where confidential consultations take place

By Joseph Chirume - 13 June 2019
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Sewage floods PE streets

Residents say the problem started a year ago

By Joseph Chirume - 12 June 2019
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More charges being brought against Mthuthuzeli Swartz

Former PRASA executive’s case postponed till August

By Joseph Chirume - 6 June 2019
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Informal traders in PE want municipality to build stalls and toilets

“If the municipality fails to intervene, we will end up bankrupt”

By Joseph Chirume - 30 May 2019
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These children have to step over electricity cables to get to school

“A time bomb waiting to explode”

By Joseph Chirume - 17 May 2019
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PE small business owners take on construction company

Dispute over budget for river project

By Joseph Chirume - 15 May 2019
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Lubabalo Kondlo is the world draughts champion, but he is struggling to make ends meet

He is on a mission to popularise the game in South Africa

By Joseph Chirume - 9 May 2019
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Minister makes big promises about R280-million Baartman centre

Nathi Mthethwa says heritage site will turn tiny Hankey into “another Gauteng”

By Joseph Chirume - 29 April 2019
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Pigs feed in Ramaphosa Village graveyard

Tender challenge leaves Kouga Municipality cemeteries unfenced

By Joseph Chirume - 25 April 2019
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Farm workers accuse Department of Labour of neglect

Eastern Cape workers slam government for failing to uphold labour laws

By Joseph Chirume - 11 April 2019
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Fraud case against PRASA executive postponed

Mthuthuzeli Swartz’s lawyer says they are ready for trial

By Joseph Chirume - 5 April 2019
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School for deaf burgled four times and set alight twice

“All my colleagues are traumatised. We never expected such a calamity”

By Joseph Chirume - 2 April 2019
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Bobani must deliver on his promises to PE shack dwellers, say protesters

Councillor promises that informal settlements in NU29 will have services in two weeks

By Joseph Chirume - 1 April 2019
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HIV patient files lie on the floor of disused clinic

Closure of Emmanuel Haven Wellness Center in Motherwell has been poorly done

By Joseph Chirume - 29 March 2019
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Living beside an open sewer in Port Elizabeth

“Raw sewage pops out of the ground … It eventually overflows into the house”

By Joseph Chirume - 18 March 2019
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Mayor Bobani promises electrificity to two informal settlements in PE

We will not give you our votes if you lie to us, warns protester

By Joseph Chirume - 13 March 2019