Articles by Mkhuseli Sizani

Shack owner sent away after boy is electrocuted by izinyoka connection

Despatch residents send delegation to municipal offices to demand electricity

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 September 2020

Township parents build their own speed bumps to slow traffic

Fears for children’s safety after hit and run accident

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 2 September 2020

Woman with concrete slab told her house is complete

About 250 foundations laid in 2014 still have no RDP houses on them

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 26 August 2020

Community healthcare workers sick of being paid “peanuts”

“We are faced with this pandemic but the Department is still reluctant to improve our working conditions”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 18 August 2020

Violent housing protests erupt because of government’s broken promises

Demolished RDP houses were supposed to be rebuilt immediately. Seven months later there’s no progress

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 13 August 2020

Motorists pay volunteers to fix potholes in Nelson Mandela Bay

Fed-up with waiting for the municipality, residents have taken matters into their own hands

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 August 2020

PE shack dwellers shut down neighbourhood

“We want to get the attention of this municipality. But if officials don’t address us we will stop all the projects in this ward.”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 July 2020

PE parents demand shutdown of schools

Department reiterates that only the national cabinet can close schools

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 July 2020

School Governing Bodies order immediate shutdown of primary schools

But Eastern Cape Department of Education says only Cabinet has the authority to close schools

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 July 2020

Community leader shot in escalating electricity battle

Attempts by SAPS and municipality to intervene have not yet reduced tension

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 July 2020

RDP homeowners and shack dwellers clash over electricity

Nkandla residents tried to remove connections from Endlovini informal settlement in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 17 July 2020

“Empty promises by housing officials” trigger protests in Despatch

“It is easy for this government to shoot at us when we protest. But it is difficult to give us the houses we were promised since 2015”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 13 July 2020

Residents destroy home of man accused of sexually assaulting five children

“We demolished his house because the justice system has failed us”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 9 July 2020

Human Rights Commission monitor closes primary school

Three teachers test positive for Covid-19

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 9 July 2020

Cash-strapped farm owner removed roof to force out farm dwellers

Owner says families broke agreement to leave made six years ago

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 July 2020

Covid-19: SADTU members quit schools to mourn dead colleagues

Union calls for Eastern Cape schools to be closed

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 2 July 2020