“I have tried all the tricks … but with no success” says frustrated Covid-19 grant applicant

Despite new Post Office system, snaking queues are the norm in Port Elizabeth

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22 January 2021

Family of child crushed by stormwater pipe says municipality is responsible

Six-year-old Phawu Mandiyase was playing with his friend when the incident occured

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20 January 2021

Dozens risk arrest for flouting lockdown rules to try to apply for IDs

But minister Motsoaledi this week temporarily suspended certain services, including applications for new IDs, passports and all marriage services

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14 January 2021

Westville households get electricity after 10 years

Residents believe their area will be safer without illegal connections

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12 January 2021

Students threaten to close Nelson Mandela University

Students say they have not received National Student Financial Aid Scheme allowances

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3 December 2020

Horse grooms can claim UIF, rules CCMA

Department of Labour’s system showed that they had absconded from work

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30 November 2020

Police intervene as homeowners clash with shack dwellers over illegal connections

The municipality is assessing whether the shacks can get electricity

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25 November 2020

Residents punished for municipal water bill mix-up

Electricity cut off because of unpaid water accounts which residents say they never received

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24 November 2020

Bus drivers protest for Covid relief

More than 300 Algoa Bus Company employees want to know what has happened to TERS payments

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23 November 2020

If poverty and Covid-19 don’t kill you a gunshot will, says PE protester

Residents are demanding better policing amid crime spike

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23 November 2020

Neighbours in standoff over illegal electrical connections

Over 200 households were left in the dark when an overloaded powerline exploded this week

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13 November 2020

Truda Foods asks court for permanent interdict against suspended workers

The company refuses to recognise a union and a community group as worker representatives

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6 November 2020

Municipal workers threaten to intensify protests

Expanded Public Works Programme workers want permanent jobs

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3 November 2020

Hard life for Fairview’s horse grooms

They want the government to provide services to their informal settlement but it’s on private land. Nevertheless there is hope that a pending land transfer will change things

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3 November 2020

Councillor summons municipal officials to respond to shackdwellers’ complaints

“Shack” is a glorified name for a dog kennel, says councillor

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28 October 2020

Childcarers paid at last by Social Development

Many early childhood development centres have been starved of funds since March

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21 October 2020