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Taxi driver told he owes municipality R68,000 for water

Water leak outside his house has not been fixed since 2018

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 January 2020
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Families queue to get electricity reconnected

Relatives of deceased account holders must re-apply for benefits, says Nelson Mandela Bay municipality

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 16 January 2020
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Pigs feast on human excrement as township drain overflows

KwaNobuhle residents have been complaining about leaks for two years, they say

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 January 2020
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Open trench poses safety risk, say Uitenhage residents

Municipality says complaints will be “escalated as matter of urgency”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 17 December 2019
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Open manhole is an accident waiting to happen

A drain in Uitenhage has stood uncovered for two months, say residents

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 November 2019
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Clinic in Uitenhage shut down by protesters

Anger over staff being unable to locate patients’ medical files

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 November 2019
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Uitenhage gogo given the run-around over water leak

“Instead of explaining yet again, I broke down and cried”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 October 2019
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Land occupation named after Mayor Bobani erupts in protests

“He said we can rebuild our shacks and live here. He promised to give us toilets, water and electricity”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 October 2019
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I can’t even let someone hold my kids on their lap, says rape survivor

Mother tells of successive rapes when she was a child

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 September 2019
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Transgender activists parade in Uitenhage

“It is very difficult to be who we are”

By Joseph Chirume - 5 September 2019
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Uitenhage taxi drivers join protests against crimes against women

“Not in our taxi rank, not in our taxis, not in our homes, and not in our names”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 September 2019
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Exams suspended at eight TVET campuses

Students and management accuse each other of failing to negotiate

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 2 September 2019
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Despatch housing project halted by “political tensions”

A group of residents have occupied a housing project site in a protest against their ward councillor

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 August 2019
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Police fire rubber bullets, teargas to disperse protesting students

Eastcape Midlands College suspends classes at Uitenhage campus

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 August 2019
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115 households in Despatch left in the cold while municipality and Housing Development Agency shift blame

“Every morning I wake up and sit on that cement foundation just to get the sun”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 August 2019
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“My RDP house has robbed me of my legs”

Official says Nomvula Frans’s home will be prioritised to make it suitable for her disability

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 August 2019