Articles by Mkhuseli Sizani

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Patients turned away from PE clinic after nurse contracts Covid-19

Staff say they will return to work when they get their test results

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 10 April 2020
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Pothole of gold at the end of the rainbow

Children earn money directing cars around potholes hidden by a flooded road in Bethelsdorp

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: PE taxis impounded in wildcat strike

Taxi operators demand compensation for reduced income, others massively hike fares

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: Busy roads, long queues and children playing in the streets of Port Elizabeth

Pensioners queue among mass of shoppers to collect social grants

By Joseph Chirume and Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Police shut immigrant-owned spaza shops after Minister’s xenophobic statement

Open shops for us to buy locally and obey lockdown, say township residents

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 March 2020
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Our living conditions deserve the same attention as Coronavirus, say angry shackdwellers

Roads blocked, buses set alight in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 March 2020
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Families moved to “serviced sites” say they are worse off than before

131 households in Jaagvlakte find themselves without water

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 24 March 2020
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Residents vow to fight for services at funeral for boy killed by illegal electricity connection

Angry mourners defy government’s ban on gatherings of more than 100 people

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 March 2020
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Covid-19: Circumcision schools suspended in Eastern Cape

Teams sent to Chris Hani, Komani, OR Tambo and Port St John’s to “rescue boys” in illegal schools, says Provincial Chair of House of Traditional leaders

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 March 2020
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PE community leaders blame mayco member for failed relocation

MMC for Human Settlements Andile Mfunda under fire but standing firm

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 March 2020
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Tensions high in informal settlement after child is electrocuted

Riemvasmaak residents plan action after the funeral of Royden Plaatjies

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 19 March 2020
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Joubertina Hospital night shift closed since November after robbery

Nearest hospital is 45km away

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 16 March 2020
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Gamtoos Irrigation Board office shut down by angry contractors

Workers want the municipality to take over the project

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 11 March 2020
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Human Settlements make about turn on “poorly built” RDP foundations

116 cement slabs are to be rebuilt at Despatch housing project

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 10 March 2020
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School suffers teacher shortage after 100% matric pass rate

Enrolment numbers have doubled at Coselelani High School and teachers can’t cope

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 March 2020
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Parents shut down school for second week demanding a fence

“The department does not take the safety of our children seriously”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 5 March 2020