Pregnant women queue all night outside abortion clinic

“Poor treatment like this forces some of the women to go for illegal abortions”

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21 October 2021

Mthatha families buy their own transformers to electrify their homes

“Children want electricity to do their school assignments”

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20 October 2021

Thousands struggle daily to get water in Mthatha

Municipal supplied jojo tanks were last filled in August in Joe Slovo Extension

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18 October 2021

Human Rights Commission asked to look into post-apartheid forced removal

255 people live in dire circumstances in “Soweto” in Mthatha after they were forcefully relocated in 2012

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18 October 2021

Mthatha school has been waiting 18 months for pit toilets

Learners use an open field, teachers go to neighbouring houses

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5 February 2020

Exams postponed at King Sabata College

Management decision follows student protests against delayed NSFAS allowances

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31 August 2018

Mthatha villagers block road, demand electricity

Mayor agrees to convene a meeting

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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”

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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

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23 July 2018

Eastern Cape taxis threaten “strike” unless road is tarred

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

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18 July 2018

No toilets for informal settlement in Mthatha

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

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6 July 2018

Policeman accused of beating women because they are lesbian

Officer due to appear in court on 17 July

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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

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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

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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

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11 June 2018