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South African players on international draughts stage

Landikhaya Makeleni of KwaNobuhle hopes to challenge world champion Lubabalo Kondlo of New Brighton

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 16 August 2019
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Students protest at gates of college

“We have not had lessons since 11 July” says student

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 5 August 2019
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Man set alight in scuffle over municipal tender

Small business owner Vuyani Zinto says a ward committee member poured petrol over him when he tried to stop a fencing and flooring project

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 26 July 2019
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Learners sing for new bridge to cross treacherous river to school

Scholars from Solomon Mahlangu High and Aston Gontshi Primary protested on Friday

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
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Child dies in shack fire while mother was out keeping neighbourhood safe

17-month-old Kungawo Mondile died on Tuesday night in Bobani Village

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2019
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Rush to spend infrastructure millions in Uitenhage

Councillor says protest action has prevented municipality from fixing roads

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 June 2019
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Uitenhage public works employees want permanent jobs

Payslips printed on the back of lotto tickets

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 June 2019
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Residents told not to dump rubbish illegally … but municipality fails to collect their waste

For months Uitenhage residents have had infrequent garbage collection

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 June 2019
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Lucky escape from fire for Uitenhage 79-year-old

Xolisile Yani’s chips and vetkoek business ruined

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 5 June 2019
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Ward councillor locked out of her office

Uitenhage small businesses demand share of road project

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 27 May 2019
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Hundreds of Uitenhage residents queue for houses

Call to register on consolidated list raises hopes

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 May 2019
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KwaNobuhle residents demand their share of Uitenhage budget

Mayor promises 80% of capital spending will go to poor areas

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 15 May 2019
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Construction workers strike over training fund

Building of school grinds to a halt

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 May 2019
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Uitenhage quick to fix pipes … when the problem is reported in the media

Complaints go unattended for years until reporters get involved

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 April 2019
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“All we want is to see the government collect the rubbish”

Uncollected garbage in refuse bins has lined the streets of Uitenhage for three weeks

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 April 2019
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Workers close school for children with special needs

Teachers and learners find gates locked

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 April 2019