Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

Residents say Peace Village is a “pigsty”

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


Brief | 22 August 2019

College students protest against 80% attendance policy

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

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Brief | 21 August 2019

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


Brief | 20 August 2019

South African players on international draughts stage

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


Brief | 16 August 2019

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


Brief | 8 August 2019

Students protest at gates of college

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


Brief | 5 August 2019

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


Brief | 26 July 2019

Students lay charges of fraud against NSFAS

They allege that funds deposited by NSFAS are fraudulently withdrawn from their bank accounts


Brief | 25 July 2019

Learners sing for new bridge to cross treacherous river to school

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


Brief | 19 July 2019

Child dies in shack fire while mother was out keeping neighbourhood safe

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


Brief | 19 July 2019

PE councillor’s house burnt and vehicle sabotaged

Twelve people arrested for public violence and intimidation


Brief | 15 July 2019

PE residents stop street works to demand jobs

Municipality condemns disruption of service


Brief | 12 July 2019

Security guards demand jobs from PE municipality

“When we go to the toilet, we shit water because our stomachs are empty”


Brief | 12 July 2019

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


Brief | 4 July 2019

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


Brief | 1 July 2019

Port Elizabeth residents close ANC ward councillor’s office

“We cannot accept the closure of my office. The office is owned by the community,” says councillor


Brief | 28 June 2019