Unemployed security guards shut down municipal customer care centre

They have been demanding municipal jobs since 2019

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22 June 2021

Police and shack dwellers clash over illegal connections in Gqeberha

Govan Mbeki Village residents want their izinyoka left alone

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14 June 2021

Elderly people wait and wait for vaccines in long queue in Gqeberha

Although people arrived from as early as 4:30am, vaccinations only started at about noon

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11 June 2021

No vegetables, no fruit: surviving without the Covid-19 grant

Nocawa Maneli of Gqeberha lives off pap and rice supplied by relatives

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9 June 2021

Gqeberha crèche shuts down because of sewage overflow

Activities at the building which also housed a soup kitchen, mobile clinic and church have also been suspended

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9 June 2021

Taxi drivers arrested during violent protest granted bail

The court has forbidden them from participating in protests

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4 June 2021

Taxi drivers bring Gqeberha to standstill over Covid-19 funds

“Most of us are unable to pay our bills” says protesting taxi driver

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25 May 2021

Elderly woman forgotten during Covid relocation

Municipality can’t say why 74-year-old Nontombazana April did not benefit from a municipal housing programme last year

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19 May 2021

“Go and ask the trees for votes,” frustrated shack dwellers tell politicians

Residents of informal settlements in Gqeberha told the land cannot be developed because of indigenous vegetation

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13 May 2021

Betting World picketed by workers demanding Covid-19 relief funds

The holding company is in business rescue after the pandemic shut down the horse racing industry

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10 May 2021

Mayor fails to produce evidence that “foreigners” are behind Gqeberha land occupations

Mayor Nqaba Bhanga has been criticised by civil society for placing immigrants’ lives at risk by making unsubstantiated inflammatory comments

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6 May 2021

Spar workers end strike after agreement reached

The company says workers were paid “based on productivity” but will now get a more traditional, time based payment

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4 May 2021

Urban livestock farmers desperate for grazing land

Pastures have been displaced by land occupation and private game reserve in Colchester

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4 May 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay residents blame years of neglected leaks for dry dams

Kouga dam predicted to run dry in July. Other dams to follow soon after

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3 May 2021