Mthatha school has been waiting 18 months for pit toilets

Learners use an open field, teachers go to neighbouring houses


5 February 2020

Exams postponed at King Sabata College

Management decision follows student protests against delayed NSFAS allowances


31 August 2018

Mthatha villagers block road, demand electricity

Mayor agrees to convene a meeting


21 August 2018

Land occupiers in Mthatha won’t move until they get houses

Municipality says the vacant land is earmarked for a “major development”


20 August 2018

School mergers worsen scholar transport problem

We have never merged two schools without consent or consultation with the community, maintains education department


23 July 2018

Eastern Cape taxis threaten “strike” unless road is tarred

Money budgeted for tarring road was diverted for disaster relief in 2009


18 July 2018

No toilets for informal settlement in Mthatha

The municipality says it can’t provide services because residents occupied the land illegally


6 July 2018

Policeman accused of beating women because they are lesbian

Officer due to appear in court on 17 July


3 July 2018

Mthatha commuters want central taxi rank re-opened

Ranks were closed at the end of April following scores of deaths linked to taxi violence


26 June 2018

Workers at Walter Sisulu University demand to be insourced

Cleaners and security guards ask Mthatha municipality to intervene in negotiations with management


13 June 2018

Mobile police station for Walter Sisulu Mthatha campus

“This intervention was long overdue. We will now walk safer around campus,” says student


11 June 2018

Bus driver explains why he’s on strike

Unpaid work time, long hours, no time with his family


4 May 2018

“I sent my child to the school to learn, not to be raped”

School security guard in Ngcobo court charged with rape of 15-year-old


21 February 2018

Police failed to protect us from mob justice, says Eastern Cape family

Man’s house burned down after he was accused of a stabbing which never took place


9 January 2018

Family of 8 live in one-room mud house

Disabled daughter doesn’t get her grant because of a birth certificate problem


11 November 2017