Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

Children playing,  bags of cement

R77 million school construction project stalled since 2018

Public Works says Eastern Cape Education Department has not been paying bills

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 24 January 2020
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Fifteen-year wait for KwaNobuhle bridge finally over

Construction underway on a new bridge where dozens of learners cross river daily

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 24 January 2020
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Taxi driver told he owes municipality R68,000 for water

Water leak outside his house has not been fixed since 2018

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 January 2020
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Families queue to get electricity reconnected

Relatives of deceased account holders must re-apply for benefits, says Nelson Mandela Bay municipality

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 16 January 2020
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Pigs feast on human excrement as township drain overflows

KwaNobuhle residents have been complaining about leaks for two years, they say

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 January 2020
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Open trench poses safety risk, say Uitenhage residents

Municipality says complaints will be “escalated as matter of urgency”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 17 December 2019
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Elderly couple rewards kind stranger with … a business

Rhadi’s Meat Place is booming

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 2 December 2019
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Tankers sent as water outage affects thousands in KwaNobuhle

Taps ran dry on Friday morning

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 25 November 2019
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Concern over unclean conditions at initiation schools

Forum launches initiation season in Nelson Mandela Bay claiming no deaths since 2016

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 November 2019
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PE street cleaners protest, demand backpay

They claim they weren’t paid for August

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 November 2019
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Open manhole is an accident waiting to happen

A drain in Uitenhage has stood uncovered for two months, say residents

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 November 2019
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Clinic in Uitenhage shut down by protesters

Anger over staff being unable to locate patients’ medical files

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 November 2019
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Uitenhage gogo given the run-around over water leak

“Instead of explaining yet again, I broke down and cried”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 October 2019
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South Africans come out in support of #ClimateStrike

“You’ll die of old age. I’ll die of climate change”

By Sandisiwe Shoba, Zoë Postman, Thamsanqa Mbovane and Masixole Feni - 20 September 2019
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“Keep our women safe” demand primary school learners

School protests against gender-based violence

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 September 2019
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Firefighters paint their faces black and blue

PE firefighters join the move against violence against women

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 September 2019