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

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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

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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

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15 March 2021

Kariega police vehicles back on the road after a year

Ten vehicles that had minor faults have now been repaired

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8 March 2021

Pothole users get water

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

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5 March 2021

School left with incomplete building

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

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2 March 2021

Prisoners give management an ultimatum

St Albans hunger strike ends but prisoners want conditions improved

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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27 January 2021