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”

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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10 May 2021

Protesters set fire to electricity poles in Kariega

“Let there be darkness for all” says man

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5 May 2021

Kariega shack dwellers stop electrification project

Informal settlement residents are demanding their homes get electricity first

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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

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20 April 2021

Spaza shop owners demand better policing in KwaNobuhle

Policing forum commits to have patrols increased to twice a day

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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

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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

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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

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15 March 2021

Kariega police vehicles back on the road after a year

Ten vehicles that had minor faults have now been repaired

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8 March 2021

Pothole users get water

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

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5 March 2021

School left with incomplete building

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

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2 March 2021