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A loan shark has her ID, so she can’t vote today

It’s illegal, but the mashonisas keep documents and bank cards

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 8 May 2019
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We campaigned for the ANC as instructed, but we never got the promised houses, say East London families

Braelyn residents have been trying to get housing since 2013

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 May 2019
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RDP house flooded every time it rains

“I was better off staying in the shacks”

By Lisekho Madikane - 26 April 2019
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Housing list sparks protests in East London

Police use tear gas and rubber bullets to quell two days of demonstrations in Nompumelelo township

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 April 2019
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Man with disability has waited 11 years for temporary accommodation

Councillor says temporary housing was given to people who did not need it

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 April 2019
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Living just metres from a railway line

Small community says they are terrorised by criminals and police

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 March 2019
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Children left behind by shortage of scholar transport in East London

Department says it will accommodate the learners from April

By Lisekho Madikane - 28 March 2019
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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