45,000 commuters use four toilets at Mthatha taxi rank

Construction of a new rank has been halted since 2010

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News | 8 December 2021

Filthy Mthatha is a pigsty, say residents

Council has just approved a Waste Management Turnaround Plan, says municipality

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News | 6 December 2021

Attacks, stock theft, shrinking pastures, drought and a lack of vets: Eastern Cape horse owners in dire straits

As government prioritises food production, horse farmers are left out

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News | 17 November 2021

Grant beneficiaries are paying R100 of their R350 to jump the queue

“We are not forcing anyone to pay the money. We are creating jobs for ourselves”

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News | 27 October 2021

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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News | 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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News | 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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News | 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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News | 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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News | 5 February 2020

Exams postponed at King Sabata College

Management decision follows student protests against delayed NSFAS allowances

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Brief | 31 August 2018

Mthatha villagers block road, demand electricity

Mayor agrees to convene a meeting

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Brief | 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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Brief | 20 August 2018

“Violence is the only language our government understands”

Ngcobo residents block R61, demand better roads

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News | 7 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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Brief | 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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Brief | 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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Brief | 6 July 2018