Articles by Mkhuseli Sizani

Burst water pipe left for three weeks in Port Elizabeth

“People come and wash their cars here while we suffer in my house,” says elderly resident

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7 November 2019

Initiation school mired in filth

Illegal dumping is compromising Xhosa traditional practice at a school in Govan Mbeki

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7 November 2019

“Urine streams down the taxi rank”

Toilets at Govan Mbeki Taxi Rank in Port Elizabeth have not worked for three months, commuters say

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6 November 2019

Parents close down Port Elizabeth school

Protesters demand better infrastructure and security

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6 November 2019

Another child drowns in Addo canal

Police have found the body of 11-year-old Olwenene Maqanda

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30 October 2019

Land occupation named after Mayor Bobani erupts in protests

“He said we can rebuild our shacks and live here. He promised to give us toilets, water and electricity”

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29 October 2019

Thugs scare municipal workers away from broken township drains

Drain in Soweto-on-Sea took months to fix

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28 October 2019

Kliprand residents furious at council’s broken promise

PE protesters block roads, burn tyres

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11 October 2019

Mystery stream has flooded PE township for 20 years

No-one knows where the water comes from

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9 October 2019

Kirkwood residents fume while municipality and province blame each other for lack of housing

I have never lived in a proper house, says Xoliswa Ntsilathana

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20 September 2019

Addo canal claims more lives

Five-year-old boys drown, bringing the number of deaths this year to seven

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3 September 2019

Despatch housing project halted by “political tensions”

A group of residents have occupied a housing project site in a protest against their ward councillor

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30 August 2019

115 households in Despatch left in the cold while municipality and Housing Development Agency shift blame

“Every morning I wake up and sit on that cement foundation just to get the sun”

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29 August 2019

“My RDP house has robbed me of my legs”

Official says Nomvula Frans’s home will be prioritised to make it suitable for her disability

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27 August 2019

“Our area is over 120 years old but still we have no electricity, houses, and roads”

PE residents barricade roads because of housing delivery failures

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21 August 2019