East London community warned to remove illegal connections by Monday

Cuba residents have been protesting since Tuesday in a bid to stop the power utility from disconnecting them

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 5 June 2020

For nine years residents have asked for criminals’ hideout to be cleared

Residents want thick bush in Mdantsane removed

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 May 2020

SASSA applicants camped outside Mdantsane office

“I noticed that most people getting served were those who had camped here the night before, so I decided to join them”

By Johnnie Isaac - 27 May 2020

Covid-19: Hundreds of social grant applicants turned away in East London

Scuffles break out as desperate people try to get to the front of the queue

By Johnnie Isaac - 13 May 2020
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Covid-19: “I decided to return to the robots because of hunger”

Piece workers fear hunger over lockdown rules

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 13 May 2020
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Covid-19: East London shack dwellers block streets over food vouchers

Residents accuse councillor of nepotism

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 12 May 2020
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Parents still scrambling to place learners in Eastern Cape

The provincial department says an admission committee has been set up to assist unplaced learners

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 March 2020
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Refugee mother owed nine months of child grants

Annie Tshimanga given the runaround by SASSA after her card was stolen

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 2 March 2020
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Buffalo City College students boycott classes over unpaid NSFAS allowances

Student leaders say students are being evicted because they cannot pay rent

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 February 2020
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East London eco-park is in ruins

Municipality denies it has neglected R14 million project

By Patrick Kukard - 30 January 2020
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Blind woman and mentally challenged grandson abandoned by authorities

No help from Home Affairs, Social Development or Health

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 23 January 2020
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Toilet cleaners battle to get detergents and equipment from Buffalo City Municipality

Cleaners say they pay for their own cleaning materials

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 9 January 2020
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Fynbos residents blame municipality for racial tensions over housing dispute

Municipality to make fourth attempt to evict people illegally occupying RDP houses

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 17 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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Four working toilets for 500 families

Ward councillor blames residents for blocked toilets

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 26 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