Court fines former Eastern Cape principal R4,000 for lowering learner into pit toilet

Lubeko Mgandela pleaded guilty to a charge of child abuse in the Tsolo Magistrates Court on Wednesday

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22 July 2021

Gqeberha community blame high water bills on the municipality’s failure to fix faulty pipes

“If the municipality had fixed the problem earlier my water bill wouldn’t have accumulated”

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19 July 2021

Soup kitchens in Makhanda struggle to keep up as demand doubles

People running the kitchens say termination of the R350 Covid grant in April is directly linked to the increased demand

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16 July 2021

“If you loot, you will meet the long arm of the law after we catch you” warn taxi operators

A convoy of taxis made its way through several townships in Kariega on Wednesday, urging people to refrain from looting

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14 July 2021

Eastern Cape taxi bosses vow to stop looters

Gqeberha residents mobilise to protect shopping mall

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13 July 2021

Dozens of Kariega spaza shops closed after incidents of deadly violence and looting

At least four people have been killed in separate incidents at different spaza shops in KwaNobuhle since Friday

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12 July 2021

Rubbish collection stopped by garbage collectors demanding permanent jobs in Kariega

The workers say they were employed as casuals from 2018 until June 2021

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9 July 2021

Eastern Cape fishers celebrate chance to once again catch squid

Small-scale fisheries have been given a 15% squid quota

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9 July 2021

Elections 2021: Xolobeni voters may kick ANC out

Poor services and a controversial mining project have fuelled disaffection with governing party

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8 July 2021

Makhana municipality dodges responsibility for abandoned houses

Empty RDP houses attract crime, say residents

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6 July 2021

Taxi bosses surprise drivers with Covid-19 inspection

Association warns drivers to wear masks and sanitise, or face penalties from Monday

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2 July 2021

Villagers make difficult 70km journey to get vaccinated

Eastern Cape health department says many new sites will open soon

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1 July 2021

A roller-coaster year for the arts, says National Arts Festival CEO

Live performances at this year’s festival have been cancelled for the second year

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30 June 2021

Eastern Cape parents build their own school

Baleni Senior Secondary School near Xolobeni is raising funds to build classrooms and other facilities

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30 June 2021

Only 24-hour clinic in KwaNobuhle was without running water for five days

Water was restored late on Monday after staff threatened to down tools

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29 June 2021

Circumcision schools say new lockdown does not apply to them

Traditional school leaders say they were not consulted and they will only stop if the president explicitly says they must

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28 June 2021