Articles for Joseph Chirume

Truda Foods workers protest in one city while Labour Court rules against company in another

Judge sends message that courts should not be used to prevent workers organising

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News | 26 May 2021

Water situation desperate in Hankey and Patensie

Towns’ population swells with thousands of seasonal workers needed to harvest the citrus crop


Brief | 21 May 2021

Elderly woman forgotten during Covid relocation

Municipality can’t say why 74-year-old Nontombazana April did not benefit from a municipal housing programme last year


Brief | 19 May 2021

Desperate pleas for government to continue Covid-19 grant

“With the grant I could buy food that lasted a month”

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News | 18 May 2021

Mayor fails to produce evidence that “foreigners” are behind Gqeberha land occupations

Mayor Nqaba Bhanga has been criticised by civil society for placing immigrants’ lives at risk by making unsubstantiated inflammatory comments


News | 6 May 2021

Spar workers end strike after agreement reached

The company says workers were paid “based on productivity” but will now get a more traditional, time based payment


Brief | 4 May 2021

Urban livestock farmers desperate for grazing land

Pastures have been displaced by land occupation and private game reserve in Colchester


News | 4 May 2021

Children play in sewage in Gqeberha

Residents of Motherwell are demanding a permanent solution to the blocked drains


Brief | 22 April 2021

Spar workers strike over pay

Union asked for 8.1% while the company is offering 3%


Brief | 23 March 2021

Farm workers say they have nothing to celebrate on Human Rights Day

Illegal evictions of farm dwellers on the rise, says union


News | 23 March 2021

Gqeberha roads blocked by protesters demanding jobs

Unemployed Motherwell residents want to be prioritised by the Coega Development Corporation


News | 17 March 2021

Students barricade universities in Johannesburg and Gqeberha

Protests against debt escalate

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News | 15 March 2021

Kariega’s new R25 million sports complex has opened

This follows several years of protests by residents demanding more facilities for their community


News | 8 March 2021

Dire water situation in Port Alfred

Ndlambe Municipality hopes a reverse osmosis plant will bring relief at end of March


Brief | 26 February 2021

Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker’s hand was severed

Eugene Jali lost his hand in a maize mixing machine


News | 20 January 2021