Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

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PE councillor’s house burnt and vehicle sabotaged

Twelve people arrested for public violence and intimidation

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 July 2019
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PE residents stop street works to demand jobs

Municipality condemns disruption of service

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 July 2019
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Security guards demand jobs from PE municipality

“When we go to the toilet, we shit water because our stomachs are empty”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 July 2019
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Protesting small business owners stop meter reading tender, demand 30%

Supply chain management office closed by demonstrators ahead of R50 million tender deadline in PE

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 July 2019
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South African fruit hawkers chase away Zimbabwean competitors

“I want to survive like them. They must leave me alone,” says fruit seller in Port Elizabeth

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 1 July 2019
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Port Elizabeth residents close ANC ward councillor’s office

“We cannot accept the closure of my office. The office is owned by the community,” says councillor

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 June 2019
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Rush to spend infrastructure millions in Uitenhage

Councillor says protest action has prevented municipality from fixing roads

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 June 2019
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Uitenhage public works employees want permanent jobs

Payslips printed on the back of lotto tickets

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 June 2019
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Residents told not to dump rubbish illegally … but municipality fails to collect their waste

For months Uitenhage residents have had infrequent garbage collection

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 June 2019
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Political spat over ‘leak’ at city council chambers in Port Elizabeth

Water running from council chambers for weeks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 June 2019
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Security guards demand employment from PE municipality

Guards march to City Hall

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 June 2019
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Lucky escape from fire for Uitenhage 79-year-old

Xolisile Yani’s chips and vetkoek business ruined

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 5 June 2019
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Small builders demand to know how much RDP houses in PE cost the muncipality

They allege that they have been underpaid

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 30 May 2019
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Ward councillor locked out of her office

Uitenhage small businesses demand share of road project

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 May 2019
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Union pushes for recognition by PE municipality

But accusations from leader receive strong response from SAMWU AND IMATU

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 May 2019
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Hundreds of Uitenhage residents queue for houses

Call to register on consolidated list raises hopes

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 May 2019