Brief

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Dams empty in Eastern Cape

The Gcuwa and all dams supplying Butterworth and surrounding areas are dry

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 14 November 2019
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RDP houses not connected to electricity or water for a year

Musina municipality says it has been waiting for funds from the Department of Energy

By Bernard Chiguvare - 14 November 2019
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Open manhole is an accident waiting to happen

A drain in Uitenhage has stood uncovered for two months, say residents

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 November 2019
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New publication brings stories of rural South Africa to public attention

Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) celebrates 35 years with a book and seven awards

By Tariro Washinyira - 13 November 2019
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Clinic in Uitenhage shut down by protesters

Anger over staff being unable to locate patients’ medical files

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 November 2019
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Unemployed nurses demand vacant hospital posts be filled

Over 200 nurses marched to the KZN Department of Health in Pietermaritzburg

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 12 November 2019
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Still no houses for Redhill residents

City of Cape Town says construction will start this month

By Ella Ndongeni - 11 November 2019
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Arcadia House: No solution in sight for families as demolition starts

“If we had anywhere else to go, we would gladly go”

By Ashraf Hendricks - 11 November 2019
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75-year-old SHAWCO to cut back activity after funding cuts

But medical projects will continue

By Drew Wayland - 11 November 2019
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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

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 November 2019
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Initiation school mired in filth

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

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 November 2019
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“Urine streams down the taxi rank”

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

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 November 2019
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Ex-political prisoner dies, leaving family in poverty

Albert Tywili was one of the Upington 14

By Selby Nomnganga - 6 November 2019
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Informal traders protest in Mitchells Plain

Protesters demand safer trading environment

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 November 2019
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Public protector taken to court over PRASA corruption report

Activist group #UniteBehind accuses advocate Mkhwebane of ignoring state capture evidence

By Drew Wayland - 5 November 2019

Eastern Cape villagers voted hoping to get electricity

“They make all sort of promises during elections and once elections are over you won’t see them”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 November 2019