Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

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Unions march against crime in Motherwell

“Residents are only quick to blow whistles when they want to protest, but fail to blow the same whistle when they see criminals” says police colonel

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 August 2019
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Residents say Peace Village is a “pigsty”

Raw sewage bubbles up in yards and runs in the streets of RDP housing project in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 August 2019
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College students protest against 80% attendance policy

Students claim that late payments of NSFAS allowances caused them to miss classes

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Lucas Nowicki - 21 August 2019
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Endlovini residents demand to know why electrification of their shacks stopped

About 50 people demonstrated outside Port Elizabeth city hall demanding electricity, toilets and water

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 August 2019
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South African players on international draughts stage

Landikhaya Makeleni of KwaNobuhle hopes to challenge world champion Lubabalo Kondlo of New Brighton

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 16 August 2019
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Land occupiers say they paid R150,000 for plots, but where is the money?

Hundreds of people from Endlovini informal settlement in Port Elizabeth demand answers from ward committee

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 August 2019
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Students protest at gates of college

“We have not had lessons since 11 July” says student

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 5 August 2019
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Man set alight in scuffle over municipal tender

Small business owner Vuyani Zinto says a ward committee member poured petrol over him when he tried to stop a fencing and flooring project

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 26 July 2019
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Students lay charges of fraud against NSFAS

They allege that funds deposited by NSFAS are fraudulently withdrawn from their bank accounts

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 25 July 2019
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Learners sing for new bridge to cross treacherous river to school

Scholars from Solomon Mahlangu High and Aston Gontshi Primary protested on Friday

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
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Child dies in shack fire while mother was out keeping neighbourhood safe

17-month-old Kungawo Mondile died on Tuesday night in Bobani Village

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
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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