Generous households punished with high water bills

Residents of Eastern Cape town who shared their water face bills of up to R13,000

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 August 2020
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Covid-19: Premier Mabuyane witnesses huge queues for social grants

“Our biggest concern is when the virus reaches rural areas and townships”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 30 March 2020
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Eastern Cape learners demand basic infrastructure for schools

Students doubt the education department will meet its 2020 deadline for norms and standards

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 October 2019
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Shack dwellers in King William’s Town won’t relocate for electrification

Upgrade to Kanana Village means a hundred residents need to demolish their shacks

By Lisekho Madikane - 12 March 2019
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School children block road to Alice

Five weeks into the school year and some classes have not started at Kuyasa Senior Secondary

By Lisekho Madikane - 21 February 2019
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No more mud, asbestos, metal and wood: understanding the Equal Education court victory

Bhisho High Court emphasises that cabinet ministers have to explain all their decisions

By Mluleki Marongo - 27 July 2018
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“Our government does not care about us - they only take care of wild animals”

Conflict between humans and wildlife in the Eastern Cape

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 8 September 2017
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Eastern Cape learners tackle MEC over lack of toilets at schools

“Our toilets are in no conditions to be used. They are dirty and there are no bins to throw our sanitary pads.”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 11 August 2017
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Eastern Cape community gets water after protests

Kei Road residents agree to liaise with government

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 1 June 2017
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Township comes to week-long standstill during protest action

Kei Road Location school and clinic closed and taps run dry

By Mbulelo Sisulu - 19 May 2017
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Systemic “failure in Eastern Cape education”

Thousands march to education department in King William’s Town on Freedom Day

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and GroundUp Staff - 28 April 2017
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Two years later, Eastern Cape school still has broken roof

Neglected King William’s Town school also lacks teachers

By Manqulo Nyakombi - 23 January 2017
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Learners’ photos expose conditions at their schools

Exhibition in Zwelitsha marks missed deadline for fixing schools

By Siphokazi Vuso and Abongile Ndevu - 30 November 2016
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ANC members tire of waiting for imposed ward councillors to resign

Residents of King William's Town and Qunu protest against councillors

By Manqulo Nyakombi - 14 November 2016
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Hundreds of King William’s Town learners in bid to disrupt exams

Students protest poor conditions in schools

By Abongile Ndevu, Siphokazi Vuso and Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 26 October 2016
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ANC supporters in court over attack on rival candidate

Tension boils over in Eastern Cape ward

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Avela Luka - 27 July 2016