Articles by Joseph Chirume

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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
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We were cheated by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, say residents

Protests in Uitenhage over housing by relocated residents

By Joseph Chirume - 6 September 2018
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Citrus workers on strike in Eastern Cape

Workers say farmers are still not paying minimum wage of R20 an hour

By Joseph Chirume - 29 August 2018
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Authorities respond after residents shut down clinic

Port Elizabeth clinic is plagued by crime

By Joseph Chirume - 24 August 2018
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National government to “go after” housing officials, blacklist contractors for rotten buildings

162 duplex flats to be demolished in Port Elizabeth

By Joseph Chirume - 15 August 2018
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Farmers complain their cattle are being impounded

“The herd was our pride,” farmer says after Kouga municipality auctions off cattle

By Joseph Chirume - 14 August 2018
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Nelson Mandela University students march against rape

Classes resumed after being suspended on Monday

By Joseph Chirume - 7 August 2018
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RDP houses built in a floodplain

Worst affected residents say they are prepared to relocate immediately

By Joseph Chirume - 6 August 2018
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What Zimbabweans think about the upcoming elections

“I will be the first person to go to Zimbabwe if a new government is installed next week”

By Joseph Chirume and Bernard Chiguvare - 28 July 2018
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Trenches filled up with mud mixed with sewage water in Port Elizabeth

“We wanted our streets to be upgraded. The roads are now worse.”

By Joseph Chirume - 23 July 2018