Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

Street lights dead for years in Nelson Mandela Bay

“We hear screams at night from women … It is very difficult to go outside and help because you will be a target too”


21 May 2021

Video: Is this the most disgusting street in South Africa?

This video shows the awful state of Bering Street in KwaNobuhle, Kariega (formerly Uitenhage). It was filmed on 17 May.


19 May 2021

Desperate pleas for government to continue Covid-19 grant

“With the grant I could buy food that lasted a month”

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18 May 2021

Learners sent home as taps run dry at Eastern Cape schools

Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber to adopt over 30 schools to help with water saving measures


17 May 2021

Desperate people queue for last Covid-19 grants

Grant was terminated at the end of April but some payments are still outstanding


12 May 2021

Two months without water in settlement for elderly and people with disabilities

Eight water tanks for 500 households in Dubai were last filled in February


10 May 2021

Protesters set fire to electricity poles in Kariega

“Let there be darkness for all” says man


5 May 2021

Kariega shack dwellers stop electrification project

Informal settlement residents are demanding their homes get electricity first


3 May 2021

“Our people don’t live in speed humps,” Kariega residents tell municipality

Meeting told about water leaks, broken houses and dirty streets


20 April 2021

Spaza shop owners demand better policing in KwaNobuhle

Policing forum commits to have patrols increased to twice a day


20 April 2021

Parents burn tyres and picket outside education department over incomplete school

No schooling until department pays the R8 million it owes the construction company, say parents


8 April 2021

Parents shut school to force education department to pay its bills

Construction on a much needed new school in Kariega will halt if the building company is not paid


15 March 2021

Home Affairs bureaucracy: Woman can’t get an ID or register her child’s birth

Tashreeqa Isaacs’s life is mired in red tape because of an error that happened 18 years ago


15 March 2021

Kariega police vehicles back on the road after a year

Ten vehicles that had minor faults have now been repaired


8 March 2021

Pothole users get water

Shack dwellers that used a flooded pothole to bathe their children now have clean water supply


5 March 2021

School left with incomplete building

Construction company says it is owed R8 million by Eastern Cape education department


2 March 2021