Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay says hands off Uitenhage land occupation

Over 200 shacks erected in Khayelitsha with ward councillor’s support


News | 1 March 2019

Education department is “showing us the middle finger”

Parents protest about the dilapidated state of three Uitenhage schools


Brief | 22 February 2019

1,000 families move onto vacant land as mayor freezes evictions

Residents name settlement “Bobani Village” after Nelson Mandela Bay mayor


Brief | 20 February 2019

NEHAWU begins nationwide shutdown of colleges

Shutdown “indefinite” until demands are met says national spokesperson


Brief | 14 February 2019

Herds of cows, grunting pigs, chickens and goats invade RDP yards

“We know we are not supposed to live with cattle, but where else can we go?” asks elderly resident


Brief | 27 August 2018

Children must cross treacherous river bed on foot to go to school

The bridge over the river collapsed in 2005


Brief | 20 August 2018

Uitenhage learners protest over teacher shortage

Learners say they have had no permanent maths and science teachers all year


Brief | 15 August 2018

Uitenhage housing protest ends in land occupation

“It pains me when you burn tar roads while you demand new ones” councillor tells protesters


News | 6 August 2018

Grade 8 learner sent home for having Afro hair

We are not here for fashion parades, says principal


News | 2 August 2018

Eastcape Midlands College campuses shut down

Students demand their NSFAS funds


News | 30 July 2018

Living on the banks of a river of sewage

Open sewage flows past 100 RDP homes in Uitenhage


Brief | 23 July 2018

RDP houses unfit for people with disabilities

People with disabilities are prioritised for RDP houses but their homes are often not adjusted for them despite mounds of legislation


News | 19 July 2018

Youth give blind woman’s house a makeover on Mandela Day

“My soul is very happy today. These youth are following the good example of Madiba.”


Brief | 18 July 2018

Hiring of “teagirl” sparks protest in Uitenhage

Anger over employment procedure at sewer project


Brief | 18 July 2018

Unions claim victory in Port Elizabeth municipal back pay agreement

Trollip says coalition council has resolved decades of impasse with workers


Brief | 13 July 2018

300 toilets without houses after five years

Uitenhage housing beneficiaries were moved to the toilets a year ago


Brief | 12 July 2018