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Security guards demand municipal jobs

Guards march in Port Elizabeth

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 April 2019
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Fraud case against PRASA executive postponed

Mthuthuzeli Swartz’s lawyer says they are ready for trial

By Joseph Chirume - 5 April 2019
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School for deaf burgled four times and set alight twice

“All my colleagues are traumatised. We never expected such a calamity”

By Joseph Chirume - 2 April 2019
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Bobani must deliver on his promises to PE shack dwellers, say protesters

Councillor promises that informal settlements in NU29 will have services in two weeks

By Joseph Chirume - 1 April 2019
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HIV patient files lie on the floor of disused clinic

Closure of Emmanuel Haven Wellness Center in Motherwell has been poorly done

By Joseph Chirume - 29 March 2019
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Union warns PE coalition: “If our demands keep falling on deaf ears, someone will fall”

Hundreds of SAMWU workers march to City Hall

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 March 2019
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Living beside an open sewer in Port Elizabeth

“Raw sewage pops out of the ground … It eventually overflows into the house”

By Joseph Chirume - 18 March 2019
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Mayor Bobani promises electrificity to two informal settlements in PE

We will not give you our votes if you lie to us, warns protester

By Joseph Chirume - 13 March 2019
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The minister, the gifts, the Watsons and the wind farm

Mokonyane to rule on controversial Eastern Cape project

By John Yeld - 13 March 2019
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Union outraged that Public Works employees sent to “no-go” areas in PE

Workers are not “bulletproof” says shop steward

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 March 2019
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Nelson Mandela University protest ends – institution can reopen

Students and management reach agreement

By Joseph Chirume - 8 March 2019
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Show of force by SAMWU in PE

Municipal workers hold large meeting outside Port Elizabeth City Hall, saying: “We want them to hear”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 March 2019
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Protesters shut down Nelson Mandela University

To prevent disruptions, university says it will enforce interdict that it obtained in 2018

By Joseph Chirume - 7 March 2019
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PE residents want police station commander removed

Protesters allege corruption and incompetence at Motherwell SAPS

By Joseph Chirume - 1 March 2019
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Former PRASA Rail CEO back in the dock for fraud

Mthuthuzeli Swartz, who is also accused of stealing railway lines and sleepers, attacks #UniteBehind and makes allegations against his former colleagues

By Joseph Chirume and GroundUp Staff - 28 February 2019
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Concern over high number of vigilante killings in PE

At least 13 people killed in past four months

By Joseph Chirume - 19 February 2019