Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

In drought-stricken Mandela Bay, leaking taps are wasting precious water

We reported a leaking standpipe 18 months ago. It is still leaking

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News | 11 August 2022

Electricity poles uprooted by shack dwellers demanding power

Kariega protesters are threatening to intensify their action if City fails to meet their demand

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Brief | 28 July 2022

One 5,000-litre water tank for 5,000 people in Nelson Mandela Bay

“I am not the government!” RDP homeowner tells community desperate for water from his tap

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Brief | 15 July 2022

City blames illegal connections for “exploding” transformers

Townships in Kariega without power since the weekend

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Brief | 12 July 2022

Kariega by-election: “I voted without taking a bath. I was stinking!”

“No water, no vote” say voters fed-up with Nelson Mandela Bay’s water shortage

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Brief | 8 July 2022

Train service to resume in parts of Eastern Cape

No trains have been running since January because of severe vandalism and cable theft, PRASA says

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Brief | 22 June 2022

Man dies after being hit by an electrical pole during protest for electricity

Residents are tired of waiting in the dark for the municipality to fulfil its promises

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News | 2 June 2022

Eastern Cape farm workers vow to continue strike

Farmers’ organisation says many farms will struggle to survive this season

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Brief | 29 April 2022

Eastern Cape court interdicts protesting workers from being 500m from farms

Farmer says the protests and damage to property has costly implications on the already strained citrus industry

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News | 25 April 2022

Farm workers torch immigrant labour hostels, demand R30 an hour

Kirkwood and Addo towns shut down by protesters

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News | 22 April 2022

Residents of Kirkwood join farm workers to shut down Eastern Cape town

The workers are demanding higher wages and the residents of the town demand electricity, water and a police station

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Brief | 20 April 2022

“My dog gets water every day but these people get it every second week,” says ward councillor

Gqeberha shack dwellers shut down R75 on Wednesday morning, demanding more services

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Brief | 13 April 2022

Crowd outside court demand release of men following vigilante killing

Police were stoned on Thursday as they fled the crime scene with the victims

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Brief | 11 April 2022

Schools close at 11am in Mandela Bay because there is no water

Eastern Cape Department of Education says it is the municipality’s responsibility

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Brief | 11 April 2022

Angry patients shout at striking health workers

Staff protest at Laetitia Bam Day Hospital in Kariega for a second week

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Brief | 4 April 2022

Unemployed women turn rubbish dump into netball field for young girls

Nelson Mandela Bay municipality says the project is in line with its plan to change illegal dumping sites into parks and outdoor gyms

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Brief | 1 April 2022