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Garbage piles up in Cambridge, East London

Ward councillor says problem is across the metro

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 8 March 2019
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Shoddy RDP house never fixed

“I have been in prison, not once, not twice, but many times. But here I am living on an unfinished house,” says struggle veteran

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 7 March 2019
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Hardworking and dedicated, but these janitors in East London can go unpaid for weeks

Toilet cleaners also have to buy their own cleaning materials and chemicals and work without gloves or protective clothing

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 March 2019
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Buffalo City mum on its shoddy RDP houses

Residents say they occupied the poorly built, incomplete houses after they had stood empty for six months

By Lisekho Madikane - 15 February 2019
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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