Articles by Joseph Chirume

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“My cousin was stabbed to death this year … My friend’s uncle was shot seven times”

Minister promises new police station and anti-gang unit for northern areas of Port Elizabeth

By Joseph Chirume - 11 December 2018
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Westville residents threaten further protests

Port Elizabeth informal settlement divided on relocation and development

By Joseph Chirume - 29 November 2018
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New PE refugee centre struggling to cope with large number of applicants

Many applicants are turned away daily because of lack of capacity

By Joseph Chirume - 26 November 2018
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New black fishing association launched

Chokka fishermen complain about working conditions

By Joseph Chirume - 21 November 2018
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Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme

They have accused Endulini Fruit Farm of fronting in order to get land rights

By Joseph Chirume - 13 November 2018
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Emergency health workers demand overtime pay

Eastern Cape health department warns strike is illegal

By Joseph Chirume - 6 November 2018
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Knysna fire victims blame slow response for tragedy

SANParks manager says gale force winds made the situation untenable

By Joseph Chirume - 2 November 2018
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Parents start imaginative project to stop children playing on dumpsite

“Some children developed rashes all over their bodies after playing with the rubbish”

By Joseph Chirume - 29 October 2018
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Rubbish uncollected for months in Port Elizabeth

Ward 58 councillor Mendiswa Makunga (ANC) stops assistant giving her phone number to GroundUp

By Joseph Chirume - 25 October 2018
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Gang violence forces temporary shutdown of clinic in Port Elizabeth

Police secure the area

By Joseph Chirume - 18 October 2018
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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
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Eastern Cape police commissioner faces angry residents

Problems with policing discussed at Humansdorp imbizo

By Joseph Chirume - 1 October 2018
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Deny bail to dangerous criminals, say Despatch protesters

Residents protest outside court after tavern killing

By Joseph Chirume - 27 September 2018
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Taxi strike disrupts social grant payments in Eastern Cape

Taxi operators claim MEC won’t listen to them

By Joseph Chirume and Chumani Mazwi - 19 September 2018
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Women don’t want men using their toilets at taxi rank

Men’s toilet at Uitenhage taxi rank and bus terminus closed for months

By Joseph Chirume - 17 September 2018

Community healthcare workers demand full-time employment

“We do all the dirty jobs in clinics yet we are not being recognised”

By Joseph Chirume - 13 September 2018