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Covid-19: Clinic staff serve patients through a fence in Uitenhage

NEHAWU concerned about lack of patient confidentiality being exercised by staff

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 April 2020
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Pothole of gold at the end of the rainbow

Children earn money directing cars around potholes hidden by a flooded road in Bethelsdorp

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: PE taxis impounded in wildcat strike

Taxi operators demand compensation for reduced income, others massively hike fares

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: Premier Mabuyane witnesses huge queues for social grants

“Our biggest concern is when the virus reaches rural areas and townships”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Busy roads, long queues and children playing in the streets of Port Elizabeth

Pensioners queue among mass of shoppers to collect social grants

By Joseph Chirume and Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 March 2020
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Hundreds of incomplete RDP homes left to rot

National and provincial human settlements departments say NU29 housing project is responsibility of the municipality

By Joseph Chirume - 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Police shut immigrant-owned spaza shops after Minister’s xenophobic statement

Open shops for us to buy locally and obey lockdown, say township residents

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 March 2020
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Our living conditions deserve the same attention as Coronavirus, say angry shackdwellers

Roads blocked, buses set alight in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 March 2020
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Raw sewage flowing since October from broken pipe in PE

Residents say they have repeatedly reported the issue, but municipal workers never come

By Joseph Chirume - 24 March 2020
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Families moved to “serviced sites” say they are worse off than before

131 households in Jaagvlakte find themselves without water

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 24 March 2020
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Residents vow to fight for services at funeral for boy killed by illegal electricity connection

Angry mourners defy government’s ban on gatherings of more than 100 people

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 March 2020
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Covid-19: Circumcision schools suspended in Eastern Cape

Teams sent to Chris Hani, Komani, OR Tambo and Port St John’s to “rescue boys” in illegal schools, says Provincial Chair of House of Traditional leaders

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 March 2020
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Informal settlements rise up against municipality’s “lies”

Roads blocked and cars stoned

By Joseph Chirume - 20 March 2020
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PE community leaders blame mayco member for failed relocation

MMC for Human Settlements Andile Mfunda under fire but standing firm

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 March 2020
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Covid-19: Makhanda residents and Red Cross concerned over water scarcity

Makana municipality says it does not have enough water to stop cuts

By Lucas Nowicki - 19 March 2020
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Tensions high in informal settlement after child is electrocuted

Riemvasmaak residents plan action after the funeral of Royden Plaatjies

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 19 March 2020