Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

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Covid-19: The message is in the hair

Uitenhage hair stylist “writes” with his dreadlocks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 May 2020
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Covid-19: Uitenhage settlement gets water three weeks after protest

Local councillor donates food to families in need

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 May 2020
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Uitenhage hospital staff down tools after patient tests positive for Covid-19

If there is no personal protective equipment, don’t resume any duties, says union

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 April 2020
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Covid-19: SASSA runs out of food parcels in Uitenhage

Councillors deny allegations that they distribute parcels unfairly

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 April 2020
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Covid-19: Hospital staff demand protective gear and danger pay

NEHAWU meets with Dora Nginza hospital management to resolve complaints

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 17 April 2020
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Resident alleges police beat and shot him for filming lockdown operation

Police minister “must act swiftly against the criminal elements in the SAPS”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 17 April 2020
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Covid-19: Meet the entrepeneurs who are making masks

Wearing masks may help reduce the spread of the epidemic, if other social distancing measures are also implemented

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Zimbili Vilakazi - 15 April 2020
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Covid-19: Angry taxi drivers set tyres alight outside police station in Uitenhage

Local police have impounded about 60 informal jikeleza taxis since the lockdown

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 14 April 2020
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Covid-19: Shack dwellers desperate for water in Uitenhage

Mayoral coordinator promises sanitisers and water

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 April 2020
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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