Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

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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
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KwaNobuhle residents demand their share of Uitenhage budget

Mayor promises 80% of capital spending will go to poor areas

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 May 2019
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Construction workers strike over training fund

Building of school grinds to a halt

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 May 2019

Angry protesters burn tyres at PE City Hall

Qunu informal settlement residents have given City three days to respond to their demands

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 May 2019
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Security guards demand municipal jobs

Guards march in Port Elizabeth

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 April 2019
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Uitenhage quick to fix pipes … when the problem is reported in the media

Complaints go unattended for years until reporters get involved

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 April 2019
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“All we want is to see the government collect the rubbish”

Uncollected garbage in refuse bins has lined the streets of Uitenhage for three weeks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 April 2019
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Workers close school for children with special needs

Teachers and learners find gates locked

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 April 2019
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Union warns PE coalition: “If our demands keep falling on deaf ears, someone will fall”

Hundreds of SAMWU workers march to City Hall

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 March 2019
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Union outraged that Public Works employees sent to “no-go” areas in PE

Workers are not “bulletproof” says shop steward

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 March 2019
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Residents won’t let councillor return until their RDP houses are repaired

Office of Uitenhage ward 45 councillor shut since July 2018

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 11 March 2019
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Show of force by SAMWU in PE

Municipal workers hold large meeting outside Port Elizabeth City Hall, saying: “We want them to hear”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 March 2019
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Thousands of litres saved as water leak in Uitenhage finally fixed

Municipality says leak was from house owner’s pipe but they were able to fix it

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 March 2019
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Thousands of litres of clean water spilling onto Uitenhage street

Residents say they reported leak in January

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2019
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Selling prickly pears by the side of the road

This is not a job for the weak, says Uitenhage woman

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2019