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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
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Residents won’t let councillor return until their RDP houses are repaired

Office of Uitenhage ward 45 councillor shut since July 2018

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 11 March 2019
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Thousands of litres saved as water leak in Uitenhage finally fixed

Municipality says leak was from house owner’s pipe but they were able to fix it

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 March 2019
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Thousands of litres of clean water spilling onto Uitenhage street

Residents say they reported leak in January

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2019
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Selling prickly pears by the side of the road

This is not a job for the weak, says Uitenhage woman

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2019
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Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay says hands off Uitenhage land occupation

Over 200 shacks erected in Khayelitsha with ward councillor’s support

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 1 March 2019
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Education department is “showing us the middle finger”

Parents protest about the dilapidated state of three Uitenhage schools

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 February 2019
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1,000 families move onto vacant land as mayor freezes evictions

Residents name settlement “Bobani Village” after Nelson Mandela Bay mayor

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 February 2019