Articles by Siphokazi Mnyobe

Start of stalled housing project a victory for Plett community

Two months ago Qolweni residents shut down the town, demanding answers about the project

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31 August 2021

Taxi drivers block N2 at Plettenberg Bay over Covid-19 relief funds

A meeting between taxi drivers, associations, the municipality and provincial departments of transport and health expected on Friday

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25 August 2021

Plettenberg Bay protesters close N2

Kurland residents want electricity problem fixed

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4 August 2021

Plett residents in court after protests against stalled housing project

The project was approved in October 2019 but has yet to break ground

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21 June 2021

Patients at a Knysna clinic wait outside for hours to get medication

Health department says it could soon be using a nearby church hall to dispense medication to prevent patients crowding at the clinic’s gates

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18 June 2021

Two people died and dozens left homeless in Plettenberg Bay fire

Bitou Municipality is helping the fire victims

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26 May 2021

Cape campus shut down for three weeks over NSFAS payments

Some students started returning to classes on Monday

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29 March 2021

Temporary housing material worth R4m left unused since 2018

The materials will now be returned to the intended community

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4 March 2021

This school goes the extra mile to feed its learners

”With the food I get from school I manage to eat during the day”

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4 February 2021

Covid-19 beach closures hit small businesses in Plettenberg Bay

Plett Tourism says tourism has dropped by half

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19 January 2021

Families “lost everything” in Plettenberg Bay fire

Some residents are being housed at a Temporary Relocation Area

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1 December 2020

Millions of rands of housing materials dumped since 2018

Councillor blames disagreement in the community

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23 November 2020

Situation tense in Plettenberg Bay

Community stops protests but vows to resume if housing construction does not start

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13 October 2020

Week-long housing protest in Plettenberg Bay

Qolweni protesters stop traffic on the N2

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30 September 2020

Hundreds riot in Knysna after two shacks demolished

Shops looted as protest spills onto the N2 stopping traffic for hours

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22 September 2020

Little hope for Knysna’s 9,000 backyarders

“I grew up as a backyard dweller and now I am raising my children as one”

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16 September 2020