Articles by Joseph Chirume

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MEC promises better security for ambulance drivers

Emergency workers return to PE townships

By Joseph Chirume - 10 October 2019
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PE nurses strike escalates

Health workers are worried about their safety after a spate of assaults

By Joseph Chirume - 8 October 2019
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Don’t rob us, plead ambulance drivers

Emergency services workers protest in PE townships

By Joseph Chirume - 7 October 2019
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Medical staff demand better security at Motherwell clinic

Strike enters second day

By Joseph Chirume - 3 October 2019
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Dwindling water supply could lead to “job blood-bath” says Business Chamber

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality dams at 36%

By Joseph Chirume - 30 September 2019
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Uitenhage workers and students complain about college and union

But Eastcape Midlands College denies allegations

By Joseph Chirume - 20 September 2019
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Services delayed, inaccessible after wave of protests in Motherwell

“This has definitely affected development in the ward” says councillor

By Joseph Chirume - 16 September 2019
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PRASA’s Swartz back in court in October

Hearing postponed again

By Joseph Chirume - 9 September 2019
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“The list of Mugabe’s crimes is endless”

GroundUp’s Zimbabwean reporters write about what Robert Mugabe meant to them

By Joseph Chirume, Kimberly Mutandiro, Bernard Chiguvare and Tariro Washinyira - 6 September 2019
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Transgender activists parade in Uitenhage

“It is very difficult to be who we are”

By Joseph Chirume - 5 September 2019
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Traditional leaders want land for initiation schools

Informal settlements in Nelson Mandela Bay are crowding out schools, they say

By Joseph Chirume - 2 September 2019
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Hundreds protest in Booysens Park to be moved to “safer areas”

Resident of Vastrap informal settlement have previously expressed their unhappiness with high crime rates in the area

By Joseph Chirume - 28 August 2019
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Small-scale farmers demand access to land

“Our animals graze in yards and graveyards because there is no land for us”

By Joseph Chirume - 23 August 2019
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Tensions between communities reach “boiling point” over electricity in Port Elizabeth

Mayor Bobani promises electrification of informal settlements and removal of all illegal connections

By Joseph Chirume - 22 August 2019
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Prayer meeting held for shot teenager

Sinazo Kleinbooi, 14, was shot and killed on her way home from school

By Joseph Chirume - 15 August 2019
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Spike in vigilante killings in Port Elizabeth

Police say communities resist investigations

By Joseph Chirume - 7 August 2019