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Not my area – adjacent ANC and DA ward councillors disown informal settlement

Protesting residents of Bayland in Port Elizabeth don’t know where to turn

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 26 February 2020
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Taxis plough through sewage in Port Elizabeth

A drain has been overflowing on Old Uitenhage Road for six weeks

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 February 2020
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Not safe to go to the toilet

Residents of Kliprand informal settlement have opted for the bucket system because gangs target people using communal toilets at night

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 24 February 2020
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Violent protests in PE over failure to relocate shack dwellers

“The residents have been flooded with empty promises by human settlements officials” says ward councillor

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 21 February 2020
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Mounting pressure on families living at PE school to relocate

Principal says occupation is a threat to the survival of his school

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 19 February 2020
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Deaf children must wait, says Eastern Cape Department of Education

School gutted by fire won’t be fixed until 2023-4

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 12 February 2020
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By-elections briefly disrupted in Port Elizabeth

Protesters demand electrification of informal settlements

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 5 February 2020
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Parents refuse to let children go to school in “moving coffin”

“Go to hell with this skorokoro bus” Port Elizabeth parents tell driver

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 4 February 2020
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Building stalled at yet another Eastern Cape school

Matric pass rates plummet, drop-out rates rise

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 January 2020
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I wish elections were held every month, says Motherwell voter

Rubbish dumps suddenly being cleared

By Joseph Chirume - 29 January 2020
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Parents, learners shut down Port Elizabeth school

Construction delayed after Eastern Cape education department fails to pay building contractors

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 January 2020
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Children use electricity pylon as jungle gym

Residents of PE township where four children died after playing on rubbish dump call for recreational facilities

By Joseph Chirume - 22 January 2020
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Muncipality breaks its promise to fix taxi rank toilets

After six months, streams of urine still flow from broken toilets

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 22 January 2020
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Talks deadlock as PE bus strike enters fourth week

Workers want to be employed directly by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

By Joseph Chirume - 16 January 2020
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Bus strike paralyses Port Elizabeth

Company and municipality blame each other for late payment of workers

By Joseph Chirume - 14 January 2020
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Scores attend funeral of poisoned children in Motherwell

Families considering legal action against municipality

By Joseph Chirume - 13 January 2020