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Mthatha school has been waiting 18 months for pit toilets

Learners use an open field, teachers go to neighbouring houses

By Johnnie Isaac - 5 February 2020
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Exams postponed at King Sabata College

Management decision follows student protests against delayed NSFAS allowances

By Kwanele Mketeni - 31 August 2018
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Mthatha villagers block road, demand electricity

Mayor agrees to convene a meeting

By Chumani Mazwi - 21 August 2018
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Land occupiers in Mthatha won’t move until they get houses

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

By Kwanele Mketeni - 20 August 2018
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“Violence is the only language our government understands”

Ngcobo residents block R61, demand better roads

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Yamkela Ntshongwana - 7 August 2018
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School mergers worsen scholar transport problem

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

By Kwanele Mketeni - 23 July 2018
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Eastern Cape taxis threaten “strike” unless road is tarred

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

By Kwanele Mketeni - 18 July 2018
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No toilets for informal settlement in Mthatha

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

By Kwanele Mketeni - 6 July 2018
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Policeman accused of beating women because they are lesbian

Officer due to appear in court on 17 July

By Kwanele Mketeni - 3 July 2018
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Mthatha commuters want central taxi rank re-opened

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

By Kwanele Mketeni - 26 June 2018
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Workers at Walter Sisulu University demand to be insourced

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

By Kwanele Mketeni - 13 June 2018
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Mobile police station for Walter Sisulu Mthatha campus

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

By Kwanele Mketeni - 11 June 2018
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Bus driver explains why he’s on strike

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

By Tariro Washinyira - 4 May 2018
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“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

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 21 February 2018
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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

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 9 January 2018
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Family of 8 live in one-room mud house

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

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 11 November 2017