“The tip is flooded with rubbish” says Uitenhage resident

Residents say the only waste disposal site in ward 50 is bursting at the seams

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 August 2020

Protest over toilets turns violent in Uitenhage

Project to build toilets for Bobani Village was halted by internal politics

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 July 2020

Plans to build hundreds of toilets stopped by Uitenhage politics

Voting district committee at loggerheads with ward committee

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 July 2020

Eastern Cape’s Covid-19 denialists

As deaths surge, Furnworld openly breaks vital regulations

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and GroundUp Staff - 23 July 2020

Overcrowded Bobani Village will soon get toilets

Some residents fear 846 communal toilets won’t be enough for over 3,000 shacks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 July 2020

Leaders of Bobani land occupation flee settlement

“We called them the Mugabes because they refused to step down”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 July 2020

Old age home staff protest after patient deaths

Staff refused to work after 11 of them tested positive for Covid-19 at a home in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 July 2020

Parents burn tyres outside home of man accused of sexually assaulting children

NPA say placing the matter on the court roll prematurely could prejudice thier case

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 22 June 2020

New occupation in Uitenhage named Covid Village

Municipality says it is still considering whether to formalise the housing or to follow legal processes for removal

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 June 2020

Uitenhage stylist uses his hair to protest against Covid-19 lockdown

“What have we done?” asks Onele Cembi

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 June 2020

Residents clash with land occupiers in Uitenhage

Municipality says land is earmarked for beneficiaries of de-densification programme

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 June 2020

Mothers say they are not receiving child maintenance payments during lockdown

New payment system at Department of Justice is blamed by protesters

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 June 2020

Covid-19: Workers at Kromberg & Schubert down tools

Employees demand factory cleaned and colleagues tested after worker tests positive for Covid-19

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 June 2020

Angry mob parades 18-year-old “thief” through Uitenhage streets

“I beat her by myself instead of the crowd doing it” says father

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 May 2020

Protesters bring road project to a halt in KwaNobuhle

They believe unemployed youths from their ward are being sidelined

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 May 2020
Photo of crowd of people

Covid-19: “One day I will get my own food parcel”

Hungry KwaNobuhle residents wait all night for food

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 May 2020