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Toilets unserviced for five years in East London

Residents say 200 people use two working toilets and one communal tap

By Chris Gilili - 22 October 2018
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Home Affairs reopens refugee office it closed in 2011

“The courts had spoken. We had to do it,” says Deputy Minister of Home Affairs

By GroundUp correspondent - 22 October 2018
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Strike in Ngcobo put on hold after two weeks

86 casual workers are demanding permanent positions

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 22 October 2018
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Day care centre rebuilt after fire – for the fifth time

“I just need the municipality to assist me rebuild,” says principal

By Chris Gilili - 19 October 2018
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Eastern Cape villagers must wait two months or walk miles to clinics

With only three mobile clinics to serve 93 places in Intsika Yethu, weekly visits are not possible

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 19 October 2018
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Stutterheim protesters burn municipal offices and clinic over lack of jobs

“Unfortunately the clinic mistakenly burnt down but it was never the plan”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2018
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Gang violence forces temporary shutdown of clinic in Port Elizabeth

Police secure the area

By Joseph Chirume - 18 October 2018
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Village school has three teachers and three pit toilets for 116 learners

“It’s really tough but we battle along”

By Chris Gilili - 17 October 2018
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Human rights lawyer charged for pointing his finger at policeman

Richard Spoor charged under apartheid era Transkei penal code

By Kim Reynolds - 15 October 2018
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Villagers battle princess over land

Ward councillor condemns actions of Princess Nomaxhosa Jongilanga after shacks demolished

By Chris Gilili - 15 October 2018
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Parents have to build toilets for Eastern Cape school

Learners at schools in Cofimvaba have to relieve themselves outside

By Yamkela Ntshongwana and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 12 October 2018
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Police assault case stuck in NPA

Eastern Cape man says he was accused of stealing fuel and badly beaten

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 10 October 2018
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Street vendors accuse Buffalo City of empty promises

“There is no support offered to us, although formal businesses get so much attention from the metro.”

By Chris Gilili - 4 October 2018
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Overflowing sewage, no electricity, one tap and two toilets for over 300 residents

Residents of Duncan Village blame councillor

By Chris Gilili - 3 October 2018
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Sheep shearing shed used as a day care centre for 50 children

Community desperate for funds to finish building a proper centre

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 October 2018
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Eastern Cape police commissioner faces angry residents

Problems with policing discussed at Humansdorp imbizo

By Joseph Chirume - 1 October 2018