Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

Staff shut down Uitenhage Provincial Hospital for several hours in protest over closure of TB hospitals

“They must bring us stats that say TB is not killing people anymore” says NEHAWU leader

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Brief | 10 March 2022

Business owners shut down parts of Nelson Mandela Bay

They want small businesses to get a 30% share of all major tenders awarded by the City

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Brief | 8 March 2022

Small businesses demand 30% share of Gqeberha municipal tenders

Protesters march through city centre

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Brief | 23 February 2022

The “Friendly City” is filthy

Only 11 of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s 36 refuse trucks are operational

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Brief | 9 February 2022

Man claims police assaulted him during stop-and-search incident

Police say docket handed to IPID

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Brief | 28 January 2022

Shack dwellers build ward councillor an office

“We want to be served closer to where we live” says resident

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Brief | 27 January 2022

Water crisis disrupts schools in Nelson Mandela Bay

Taps have been dry for ten days in KwaNobuhle

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Brief | 26 January 2022

Gqeberha health workers march against management

They demanded the removal of the health district manager and for the health facilities to be refurbished

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Brief | 3 December 2021

Tax the rich, demand budget protesters

Unions and organisations call for a basic income grant

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News | 11 November 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay says it will not provide services to new land occupations

The municipality is in the process of “formalising” 156 informal settlements by providing services like water, electricity and tarring roads

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News | 19 October 2021

People without identity documents could be vaccinated from October - health department

Motorcade promotes Covid vaccination in Nelson Mandela Bay

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News | 26 August 2021

Couple living with disability left homeless by fire

Yoliswa Maneli and Andisile January want to be allocated one of the many unoccupied houses in the area

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Brief | 24 August 2021

People flock to Nelson Mandela Bay’s pop-up vaccine sites

“I can proudly say that all of us in the family of four have taken the vaccine,” says Gqeberha resident

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Brief | 23 August 2021

People are lining the streets with buckets in Nelson Mandela Bay as taps run dry

Municipality says the issue was due to a leak and should be repaired by Friday

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Brief | 29 July 2021

Homeless people and traders in Nelson Mandela Bay take over cleaning public toilets

They charge the public R2 to use the toilets

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Brief | 29 July 2021