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

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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

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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

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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

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Brief | 8 August 2019

Students protest at gates of college

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

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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

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They allege that funds deposited by NSFAS are fraudulently withdrawn from their bank accounts

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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

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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

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Brief | 19 July 2019

PE councillor’s house burnt and vehicle sabotaged

Twelve people arrested for public violence and intimidation

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Brief | 15 July 2019

PE residents stop street works to demand jobs

Municipality condemns disruption of service

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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Brief | 28 June 2019