Articles by Joseph Chirume

Makana Municipality gets court interdict against further protests

Community leaders protesting over poor services accused of hijacking genuine demands with a “nefarious political agenda”

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18 June 2021

Elderly people wait and wait for vaccines in long queue in Gqeberha

Although people arrived from as early as 4:30am, vaccinations only started at about noon

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11 June 2021

Gqeberha crèche shuts down because of sewage overflow

Activities at the building which also housed a soup kitchen, mobile clinic and church have also been suspended

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9 June 2021

Taxi drivers arrested during violent protest granted bail

The court has forbidden them from participating in protests

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4 June 2021

Mayor calls for army to end taxi strike

Protesters in Nelson Mandela Bay have forced the closure of clinics, schools, shopping centres and disrupted many other vital services

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28 May 2021

About 180,000 Zimbabweans in SA face uncertain future

The Zimbabwe Exemption Permit lapses in December and the South African government has not indicated if it will renew it

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27 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

Water situation desperate in Hankey and Patensie

Towns’ population swells with thousands of seasonal workers needed to harvest the citrus crop

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21 May 2021

Elderly woman forgotten during Covid relocation

Municipality can’t say why 74-year-old Nontombazana April did not benefit from a municipal housing programme last year

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19 May 2021

Desperate pleas for government to continue Covid-19 grant

“With the grant I could buy food that lasted a month”

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18 May 2021

Mayor fails to produce evidence that “foreigners” are behind Gqeberha land occupations

Mayor Nqaba Bhanga has been criticised by civil society for placing immigrants’ lives at risk by making unsubstantiated inflammatory comments

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6 May 2021

Spar workers end strike after agreement reached

The company says workers were paid “based on productivity” but will now get a more traditional, time based payment

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4 May 2021

Urban livestock farmers desperate for grazing land

Pastures have been displaced by land occupation and private game reserve in Colchester

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4 May 2021

Children play in sewage in Gqeberha

Residents of Motherwell are demanding a permanent solution to the blocked drains

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22 April 2021

Spar workers strike over pay

Union asked for 8.1% while the company is offering 3%

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23 March 2021