Articles by Mkhuseli Sizani

Families living in Tsolo forest say they won’t be voting on Monday

The settlement of about 1,000 households has almost no basic services


News | 28 October 2021

Grant beneficiaries are paying R100 of their R350 to jump the queue

“We are not forcing anyone to pay the money. We are creating jobs for ourselves”


News | 27 October 2021

Pregnant women queue all night outside abortion clinic

“Poor treatment like this forces some of the women to go for illegal abortions”

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News | 21 October 2021

Mthatha families buy their own transformers to electrify their homes

“Children want electricity to do their school assignments”


News | 20 October 2021

Thousands struggle daily to get water in Mthatha

Municipal supplied jojo tanks were last filled in August in Joe Slovo Extension


News | 18 October 2021

Human Rights Commission asked to look into post-apartheid forced removal

255 people live in dire circumstances in “Soweto” in Mthatha after they were forcefully relocated in 2012

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News | 18 October 2021

Stinking, broken, overflowing: these are the pit toilets Eastern Cape learners are expected to use at school

1,500 schools in the province still have pit toilets and some schools can’t afford to get them emptied


News | 15 October 2021

Failed RDP project leaves 71 households with toilet buildings but no houses

Eastern Cape government departments pass the buck and kill the project in bureaucracy


News | 29 September 2021

Pigeons are taking over classrooms at this crumbling Gqeberha school

Some classrooms in Arcadia Senior Secondary have no electricity, the roof leaks, and science and computer studies have been suspended because of vandalism


News | 21 September 2021

Gqeberha families have been housed on land polluted by methane gas, but municipality won’t explain what’s going on

Mayco member tells GroundUp reporter to “Google methane gas”


News | 15 September 2021

People without identity documents could be vaccinated from October - health department

Motorcade promotes Covid vaccination in Nelson Mandela Bay

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News | 26 August 2021

Gqeberha shack dwellers block road, stone cars in protest over electricity and sanitation

700 households share three taps and three toilets


News | 18 August 2021

Millions in Lottery funds spent on one-night “music and arts festival”

NPO was given R4.8 million for the concert

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Feature | 10 August 2021

Elderly people waited in vain for hours for vaccines at Gqeberha site

Health department excuse is nonsense, according to researcher tracking vaccine supply


News | 10 August 2021

No water means no service: Hundreds turned away at Gqeberha labour office

The department advised people to visit the Kariega branch or use their online services


News | 6 August 2021