Articles by Joseph Chirume

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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
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PE parents protest for more teachers for overcrowded school

Almost 50 children to a teacher at Alfonso Aries Primary School, says protest leader

By Joseph Chirume - 6 February 2019
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Protesting PE workers say they haven’t been paid

Municipality says those who are owed money will be paid at the end of the month

By Joseph Chirume - 28 January 2019
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Former PRASA acting CEO charged with fraud, money laundering and theft

“He is simply dishonest and a law unto himself” chair of disciplinary hearing says about Mthura Swartz

By Joseph Chirume - 23 January 2019
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Conveyor belt workers picket against payroll system

NUMSA says it is bringing in auditors and SARS to verify payments

By Joseph Chirume - 18 January 2019
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Ethel Mavaivai has been admitted to university at the age of 26 - but she can’t afford the fees

Immigrants, even if they came to SA as children, do not benefit from free tuition

By Joseph Chirume - 10 January 2019
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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