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Parents start imaginative project to stop children playing on dumpsite

“Some children developed rashes all over their bodies after playing with the rubbish”

By Joseph Chirume - 29 October 2018
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Rubbish uncollected for months in Port Elizabeth

Ward 58 councillor Mendiswa Makunga (ANC) stops assistant giving her phone number to GroundUp

By Joseph Chirume - 25 October 2018
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Home Affairs reopens refugee office it closed in 2011

“The courts had spoken. We had to do it,” says Deputy Minister of Home Affairs

By GroundUp correspondent - 22 October 2018
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Gang violence forces temporary shutdown of clinic in Port Elizabeth

Police secure the area

By Joseph Chirume - 18 October 2018

Community healthcare workers demand full-time employment

“We do all the dirty jobs in clinics yet we are not being recognised”

By Joseph Chirume - 13 September 2018
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Authorities respond after residents shut down clinic

Port Elizabeth clinic is plagued by crime

By Joseph Chirume - 24 August 2018
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National government to “go after” housing officials, blacklist contractors for rotten buildings

162 duplex flats to be demolished in Port Elizabeth

By Joseph Chirume - 15 August 2018
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Nelson Mandela University students march against rape

Classes resumed after being suspended on Monday

By Joseph Chirume - 7 August 2018
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RDP houses built in a floodplain

Worst affected residents say they are prepared to relocate immediately

By Joseph Chirume - 6 August 2018
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Port Elizabeth school refuses to play in a township

Parent asked if it was “worth the risk”

By Mawele Mkhondweni - 3 August 2018
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Trenches filled up with mud mixed with sewage water in Port Elizabeth

“We wanted our streets to be upgraded. The roads are now worse.”

By Joseph Chirume - 23 July 2018
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Family breadwinner electrocuted by illegal connection

Residents say they have long been battling with the municipality to get electrification for Vastrap informal settlement

By Joseph Chirume - 18 July 2018
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Walmer residents want satellite police station reopened

Police say they have increased patrols in the area

By Joseph Chirume - 17 July 2018
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Unions claim victory in Port Elizabeth municipal back pay agreement

Trollip says coalition council has resolved decades of impasse with workers

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 July 2018
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300 toilets without houses after five years

Uitenhage housing beneficiaries were moved to the toilets a year ago

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 July 2018
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Municipality fails to fix burst pipe for two years, says resident

Uitenhage resident says area around his house remains waterlogged despite reporting the problem to the City several times

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 July 2018