Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

Parents burn tyres and picket outside education department over incomplete school

No schooling until department pays the R8 million it owes the construction company, say parents


8 April 2021

Parents shut school to force education department to pay its bills

Construction on a much needed new school in Kariega will halt if the building company is not paid


15 March 2021

Home Affairs bureaucracy: Woman can’t get an ID or register her child’s birth

Tashreeqa Isaacs’s life is mired in red tape because of an error that happened 18 years ago


15 March 2021

Kariega police vehicles back on the road after a year

Ten vehicles that had minor faults have now been repaired


8 March 2021

Pothole users get water

Shack dwellers that used a flooded pothole to bathe their children now have clean water supply


5 March 2021

School left with incomplete building

Construction company says it is owed R8 million by Eastern Cape education department


2 March 2021

Prisoners give management an ultimatum

St Albans hunger strike ends but prisoners want conditions improved


1 March 2021

Shacks flooded by vandalised pipe in drought-stricken Gqeberha

The theft of a valve has been blamed for the massive water spout


26 February 2021

At least two arrested during standoff between police and SAFTU in Cape Town

Hundreds picket on Wednesday over mass retrenchments, wage freezes and budget cuts among other things

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24 February 2021

Mayor tells strikers there will be “consequences”

Municipal workers’ strike shuts down customer services and the traffic department in Nelson Mandela Bay


10 February 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries find post offices offline, closed or chaotic

Beneficiaries spend R50 of their R350 grant to reach a functioning post office

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10 February 2021

Municipal workers down tools across Nelson Mandela Bay

Workers want a R7,000 Covid-19 compensation allowance


9 February 2021

Protest against dismissal of Volkswagen shop stewards

Company says a disciplinary inquiry was held and that workers admitted to making false claims


3 February 2021

More than half the vehicles at a Uitenhage police station are not working

A burst tyre is enough to put a police vehicle out of action for over seven months


3 February 2021

Police use pepper spray against Covid-19 grant queue in East London

Desperate rush to collect grants as deadline looms

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Mkhuseli Sizani, Thamsanqa Mbovane, Masego Mafata, Lloyd Dyongman and Marecia Damons

29 January 2021

Filthy train station has been cleaned … but not by PRASA

GroundUp report prompts Freedom Front Plus members to clean up De Mist station in Uitenhage


27 January 2021