Army of fake companies used to defraud the Lottery

Documents and computers seized in raid on Lottery’s East London office as dodgy scheme implicating a former board member is uncovered

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News | 17 November 2022

More than 20 families share one pit toilet in this East London settlement

The municipality has plans to relocate them once suitable land is identified

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Brief | 8 September 2022

For Unakho Kewana, loadshedding is life-threatening

East London 18-year-old can’t breathe properly without her oxygen device

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Brief | 6 July 2022

Rural Eastern Cape nurses demand special allowance

Health department agrees to meet nursing unions next week over allegations of unpaid allowances

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Brief | 17 June 2022

Hundreds of Amathole workers march to block municipal manager’s reappointment

SAMWU accuses Mthandeki Mnyimba of being incapable of running the municipality and victimising workers who speak out against him

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Brief | 9 June 2022

Buffalo City residents march on municipality with long list of broken services

Billing errors, overflowing sewage, pothole-ridden roads - these are just some of the complaints

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Brief | 7 March 2022

Municipal officials accused of complicity in land grab

Buffalo City denies it but has launched a probe

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News | 3 February 2022

Duncan Village residents chase away government officials

Residents upset that officials were accompanied by people affiliated to the ward councillor who they say has neglected them

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News | 22 September 2021

Banking glitch triggers health workers’ strike in Eastern Cape

Department of Health promises employees will get salary within hours

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Brief | 17 September 2021

PRASA blames Covid-19 and vandalism for collapsing East London train service

Some stations GroundUp visited were derelict

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News | 7 September 2021

Poor policing blamed as vigilantes face justice in Mdantsane

Four members of a local anti-crime forum in court on several charges, including murder

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Brief | 3 September 2021

Mdantsane residents come out in support of vigilantism accused

March in support of members of an anti-crime forum charged with murdering a security guard

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News | 31 August 2021

Woman dies after waiting seven hours for ambulance in East London

Health department says the service is under extreme pressure due to increases in Covid-19 infections. But apparently only 300 of its 440 ambulances are operational

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News | 30 August 2021

Prisoners accuse government of parole delays

While Correctional Services denies there is a backlog, the Judicial Inspectorate says there is a problem

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News | 26 August 2021