Articles by Joseph Chirume

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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
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Nelson Mandela University protest ends – institution can reopen

Students and management reach agreement

By Joseph Chirume - 8 March 2019
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Protesters shut down Nelson Mandela University

To prevent disruptions, university says it will enforce interdict that it obtained in 2018

By Joseph Chirume - 7 March 2019
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N10 blocked by school protest in Paterson

“We are going to protest in this way until they give us teachers and take our kids from learning under trees into classrooms”

By Joseph Chirume - 6 March 2019
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PE residents want police station commander removed

Protesters allege corruption and incompetence at Motherwell SAPS

By Joseph Chirume - 1 March 2019
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Former PRASA Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud

Mthuthuzeli Swartz, who is also accused of stealing railway lines and sleepers, attacks #UniteBehind and makes allegations against his former colleagues

By Joseph Chirume and GroundUp Staff - 28 February 2019
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Concern over high number of vigilante killings in PE

At least 13 people killed in past four months

By Joseph Chirume - 19 February 2019
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Thousands take to streets in protest against job losses

Members of COSATU unions in nationwide marches and strike

By Joseph Chirume, Lisekho Madikane, Emelda Tintswalo, Nomfundo Xolo and Zoë Postman - 13 February 2019
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Port Elizabeth clinic closed by crime

Councillor says 24-hour security needed at clinics

By Joseph Chirume - 12 February 2019
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Eastcape Midlands students protest over missing scripts

College “acknowledges and regrets impact” on students not having 2018 exam results

By Joseph Chirume - 7 February 2019