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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
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RDP houses torched after evictions in Fynbos

Clashes erupted between occupiers of homes and those claiming to be the legitimate housing beneficiaries

By Johnnie Isaac - 15 November 2019
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Eastern Cape karate champ has no sponsors to get to world tournament

Litha Mtalalisi needs R20,000 to join the SA team going to Kazakhstan

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 15 November 2019
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Wheelchair user Nonkululeko Dziweni has to wait for two people to take her to the toilet in a mall one kilometre away

Buffalo City mayor hears Mdantsane residents’ complaints

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 October 2019
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Ramaphosa visits Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family

President calls for national campaign against violence against women

By Johnnie Isaac - 6 September 2019
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Addo canal claims more lives

Five-year-old boys drown, bringing the number of deaths this year to seven

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 3 September 2019
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Mdantsane community divided over suspended ward councillor

Residents say the ANC is failing both sides by not acting

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 21 August 2019
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Company leaves R164 million housing project unfinished

No houses for some, unfinished houses for others in Mdantsane RDP project

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and GroundUp Staff - 30 July 2019
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“Give us opportunities not handouts” say people with disabilities

“Disabled people can run businesses like everybody else”

By Johnnie Isaac - 22 July 2019
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Ward councillor says Komponi occupiers must fend for themselves

About 60 families illegally occupying prefab homes for two years want services

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 5 July 2019
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Residents burn rubbish because it doesn’t get collected

“It’s like they forgot about us,” says resident in East London informal settlement

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 July 2019
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“Everytime I look at these wires, I remember how my grandson died,” says East London grandmother

A number of people have been electrocuted in Amalinda Forest informal settlement in the past three years

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 June 2019