Articles by Chris Gilili

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“The struggle for work in East London is hell”

Unemployed men wait on the side of the road for work

By Chris Gilili - 12 November 2018
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Nkandla residents rally to fix municipal toilets

“Next year we won’t vote. We do not have a reason to vote.”

By Chris Gilili - 2 November 2018
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Residents struggle to rebuild after shack fire in East London

100 homes destroyed and 350 people displaced in Kwinana informal settlement

By Chris Gilili - 1 November 2018
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NEHAWU threatens to “close” Eastern Cape

Union says provincial health department is dysfunctional

By Chris Gilili - 25 October 2018
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Toilets unserviced for five years in East London

Residents say 200 people use two working toilets and one communal tap

By Chris Gilili - 22 October 2018
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Day care centre rebuilt after fire – for the fifth time

“I just need the municipality to assist me rebuild,” says principal

By Chris Gilili - 19 October 2018
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Village school has three teachers and three pit toilets for 116 learners

“It’s really tough but we battle along”

By Chris Gilili - 17 October 2018
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Villagers battle princess over land

Ward councillor condemns actions of Princess Nomaxhosa Jongilanga after shacks demolished

By Chris Gilili - 15 October 2018
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Street vendors accuse Buffalo City of empty promises

“There is no support offered to us, although formal businesses get so much attention from the metro.”

By Chris Gilili - 4 October 2018
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Overflowing sewage, no electricity, one tap and two toilets for over 300 residents

Residents of Duncan Village blame councillor

By Chris Gilili - 3 October 2018
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Shortage of maths teachers in the Eastern Cape

The province has been the lowest achiever in the matric pass rate for years

By Chris Gilili - 27 September 2018
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When government is a slumlord: Pefferville’s ghastly blocks of flats

“When it’s time to vote they will come here in numbers, yet we do not get any services from them”

By Chris Gilili - 19 September 2018
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Young women must come out and shame their abusers, say activists

March against violence in Duncan Village

By Chris Gilili - 12 September 2018
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Hitchhikers targeted by East London taxi drivers

Hitchhiking is killing our business, say taxi operators

By Chris Gilili - 6 September 2018
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No money for C-section in East London

Two toilets for 200 people in Duncan Village, and the municipality “doesn’t have any funds” to fix or instal more

By Chris Gilili - 30 August 2018
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Another rape reported at Fort Hare

University promises to “beef up” security and review policy on sexual harassment

By Chris Gilili - 21 August 2018