Articles by Nokulunga Majola

State refused to help immigrant fire victims, so this organisation stepped up

Immigrants who lost their shacks in a fire in Briardene last month were refused building materials by the state

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12 August 2021

No major setbacks for social grant payments in areas hit by riots

SASSA says many buildings it used were damaged and electronic equipment looted

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10 August 2021

Today’s heroes: the “ordinary” women who hold South Africa together

We interviewed five South African women who have overcome adversity to support their families.

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9 August 2021

EFF march in Phoenix: stones thrown and insults hurled at residents

Law enforcement and march marshals were quick to contain the situation

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6 August 2021

Immigrant fire victims denied building materials and land in Durban

While South African families in Briardene pick up their lives, immigrants have been excluded from rebuilding efforts

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5 August 2021

Unrest July 2021: Grim details of deaths in Phoenix

Bheki Cele gives account of what sparked the violence according to police

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3 August 2021

This school for children with special needs was stripped bare by looters. Now the learners won’t even get meals

Golden Steps school in KwaZulu-Natal will not be able to re-open after the break

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21 July 2021

Community comes to the aid of Durban fire victims

“Some of us have been affected by the riots and looting but we continue to assist and help the community regardless of race or religion because we are all human beings,” says Muslim organisation

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20 July 2021

People queueing for six hours to buy essential goods in KZN and Gauteng

“Law-abiding citizens are now facing the consequences of other people’s actions”

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16 July 2021

Unrest July 2021: Personal notes from a KZN reporter

“On Wednesday night for the first time in days, I went to bed with a little bit of hope”

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16 July 2021

Durban volunteers and workers clean up en masse

“People are here knowing there is nothing to gain personally. They are doing it for the Umlazi community”

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15 July 2021

KZN unrest: Old age homes running out of food

Facilities for the elderly in Durban are battling with staff shortages and are not getting food deliveries as looting continues

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13 July 2021

Health services in KZN struggle to function amidst looting and violent unrest

Ambulances grounded, hospitals on skeleton staff, vaccination programme halted and clinics close in eThekwini

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12 July 2021

Fire kills one man and destroys 200 shacks in Cato Manor

Residents say this is the third devastating fire in eight months at Marikana informal settlement

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9 July 2021

“Mice, cockroaches, mosquitos and flies were attracted to the dumping site”

eThekwini Municipality warns of fines of up to R5,000 for illegal dumping

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9 July 2021

Man accused of stealing a cellphone and set alight recovers in hospital from severe burns

At least three people killed every day by vigilantes according to latest quarterly crime stats

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5 July 2021