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Residents and municipality blame each other after child electrocuted

Nine-year-old stepped on wires from illegal electricity connection

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 10 December 2019
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Nelson Mandela Bay admits to “serious infrastructure problems”

Communities have been complaining of recurring blockages and overflowing sewage

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 December 2019
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Families living in classrooms for 18 years to be relocated

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says they will be moved in January

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 6 December 2019
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At last! Toilets for Sidubi Poort Junior Secondary School

Lecturer read GroundUp story and contacted donors

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 December 2019
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Elderly couple rewards kind stranger with … a business

Rhadi’s Meat Place is booming

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 2 December 2019
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The Lottery and the mystery multi-million rand boxing arena

A Gauteng company with no track record in construction was contracted to build a facility in the small Eastern Cape town of Storms River

By Joseph Chirume - 28 November 2019
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PE residents blockade streets in protest against electricity outages

Ward councillor says she will not risk her life meeting the community

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 November 2019
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Vandalised anti-apartheid museum in PE may soon be open again

Residents closed down Red Location Museum in 2013

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 November 2019
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Four working toilets for 500 families

Ward councillor blames residents for blocked toilets

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 26 November 2019
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PE school fears further vandalism and theft during holidays

School says it has spent thousands of rand to repair damages

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 November 2019
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Tankers sent as water outage affects thousands in KwaNobuhle

Taps ran dry on Friday morning

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 25 November 2019
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“We do not have streets, but during elections you will find big black cars driving between our shacks”

Mdantsane shackdwellers’ fight for toilets and housing

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 November 2019
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Nelson Mandela Bay is drowning in rubbish

Garbage piling up in spite of clean-up programme

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 22 November 2019
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Some clinics reopen after closing for three days during security strike

Strike by Phiko Security guards in Motherwell is not over

By Joseph Chirume - 21 November 2019
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Concern over unclean conditions at initiation schools

Forum launches initiation season in Nelson Mandela Bay claiming no deaths since 2016

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 November 2019
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RDP housing is at a snail’s pace in Eastern Cape

Construction companies blame government budget constraints

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 21 November 2019