Articles by Sibahle Siqathule

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Family of six no longer has to survive on one old age pension

Mayor and government intervene to help Flagstaff family get IDs, social grants and a better home

By Sibahle Siqathule - 13 August 2019
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Residents of apartheid-era shack town still have no electricity or toilets

“Government has chosen to forget us”

By Sibahle Siqathule - 26 July 2019
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If this is freedom then I don’t want it, says 80-year-old Flagstaff granny

No IDs, so no social grants: family survives off grandmother’s pension

By Sibahle Siqathule - 10 May 2019
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Declare disaster zone, pleads flood victim in Port St Johns informal settlement

“The municipality promised us RDP houses in a safe place, but more than five years later we’re in the same situation”

By Sibahle Siqathule - 29 April 2019
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Villagers want authorities to build a wall to divide them

Residents in Zitha and Sicamba in the Eastern Cape have been feuding since last year

By Sibahle Siqathule - 11 April 2019
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Immigrant shop owners targeted by criminals in Lusikisiki

Hawkers’ Association fears immigrants will leave: “The consequences will be terrible for us all”

By Sibahle Siqathule - 12 March 2019
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Picket against bad treatment at Lusikisiki clinic

The TAC held a protest at Xurana clinic which they say is losing patients in “droves”

By Sibahle Siqathule - 1 March 2019
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Support for men accused of vigilante murder in Lusikisiki

“We are waging a war on crime”

By Sibahle Siqathule - 22 November 2018
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“Criminals rule this village”

Flagstaff residents demand better policing and tougher action

By Sibahle Siqathule - 9 November 2018