Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

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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
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I can’t even let someone hold my kids on their lap, says rape survivor

Mother tells of successive rapes when she was a child

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 September 2019
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Uitenhage taxi drivers join protests against crimes against women

“Not in our taxi rank, not in our taxis, not in our homes, and not in our names”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 September 2019
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Exams suspended at eight TVET campuses

Students and management accuse each other of failing to negotiate

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 2 September 2019
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Police fire rubber bullets, teargas to disperse protesting students

Eastcape Midlands College suspends classes at Uitenhage campus

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 August 2019
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Endlovini residents burn rubble at councillor’s office

Protesters demand toilets and electricity

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 26 August 2019
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Small business owners shut down civil engineering project in Uitenhage

The group is demanding 30% of the value of an erosion control contract

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 23 August 2019
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Unions march against crime in Motherwell

“Residents are only quick to blow whistles when they want to protest, but fail to blow the same whistle when they see criminals” says police colonel

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 August 2019
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Residents say Peace Village is a “pigsty”

Raw sewage bubbles up in yards and runs in the streets of RDP housing project in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 August 2019
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College students protest against 80% attendance policy

Students claim that late payments of NSFAS allowances caused them to miss classes

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Lucas Nowicki - 21 August 2019
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Endlovini residents demand to know why electrification of their shacks stopped

About 50 people demonstrated outside Port Elizabeth city hall demanding electricity, toilets and water

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 August 2019