Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

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Covid-19: Clinic staff serve patients through a fence in Uitenhage

NEHAWU concerned about lack of patient confidentiality being exercised by staff

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 April 2020
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Staff protest and students boycott Eastcape Midlands TVET College

Unions and student organisations want lifestyle audit of college management

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 16 March 2020
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Hospital general staff down tools

Uitenhage Provincial Hospital management to meet with union on Monday

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 March 2020
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Covid-19: Washing hands is not easy when you have no running water

“It’s easy to keep your hands clean when you stay in a house because you have a tap inside, but it’s difficult when you have to walk long, tiring distances to fetch water”

By Vincent Lali, James Stent, Nathan Geffen and Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 March 2020
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Former PE municipal workers demand jobs

Unions want immediate implementation of 2018 resolution to make workers permanent

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 11 March 2020
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Education halted by protests over unpaid NSFAS allowances

Tertiary institutions across the country have experienced weeks of disruption. Some have resumed teaching.

By Karabo Mafolo, Thamsanqa Mbovane, Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 March 2020
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Woman raped in public library organises protest to demand better security

About 50 learners from various high schools protested outside Uitenhage Public Library

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2020
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Staff down tools at Uitenhage clinic

Unions unhappy over stalled refurbishment of the hospital after the health department ran out of money

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 March 2020
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Furious Uitenhage protesters block roads, turn learners back from school, stone councillor’s office

Shack dwellers vow to bar politicians from Bobani Village until progress is made with electrification

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 25 February 2020
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Hospital in dire straits after Eastern Cape Health Department fails to pay contractors

Refurbishment ground to a halt at the hospital when the department ran out of money. Union threatens to down tools

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 25 February 2020
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Uitenhage students close down college, demanding NSFAS allowances

Principal promises allowances will be paid in three to four days

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 February 2020
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Uitenhage residents want their pothole left alone

Land occupiers use water from the pothole for bathing and boil it for cooking

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 February 2020
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Protesters disrupt funeral procession for ANC councillor’s mother

Over 400 mourners were stopped on their way to Matanzima Cemetery, Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 14 February 2020
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Peace Village residents target funeral processions to protest about road

The protest tactic has worked before in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 11 February 2020
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Protesters say councillor’s office will remain closed until their toilets are cleaned

Uitenhage residents say seven toilets for 500 people are “full of faeces” and unusable

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 February 2020
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By-elections briefly disrupted in Port Elizabeth

Protesters demand electrification of informal settlements

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 5 February 2020