Photo of a woman in a room

Getty Mrawuli, 70, has been living in one room for most of her life

“I am still waiting for that house,” says Duncan Village resident

By Chris Gilili - 29 November 2018
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SAMWU calls for workers not to vandalise property during strike

Water and electricity supply disrupted after buildings burnt

By Chris Gilili - 26 November 2018
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“My shack is a breeding ground for rats” says Duncan Village resident

Piles of garbage in the area have not been collected since September

By Chris Gilili - 26 November 2018
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Buffalo City employees on strike for better pay

Workers in East London want City manager to step down

By Chris Gilili - 21 November 2018
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New toilets for Eastern Cape village school

16 toilets installed at Mfunalwazi Primary School

By Chris Gilili - 21 November 2018
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Living on a dumpsite since 1992

We’ve been forgotten, say residents of eTipini in East London

By Chris Gilili - 16 November 2018
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Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme

They have accused Endulini Fruit Farm of fronting in order to get land rights

By Joseph Chirume - 13 November 2018
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15-year-old dream comes true for young entrepreneurs

New township bakery creates jobs for the youth of Duncan Village

By Chris Gilili - 13 November 2018
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“The struggle for work in East London is hell”

Unemployed men wait on the side of the road for work

By Chris Gilili - 12 November 2018
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Nkandla residents rally to fix municipal toilets

“Next year we won’t vote. We do not have a reason to vote.”

By Chris Gilili - 2 November 2018
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Residents struggle to rebuild after shack fire in East London

100 homes destroyed and 350 people displaced in Kwinana informal settlement

By Chris Gilili - 1 November 2018
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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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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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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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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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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