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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
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NEHAWU begins nationwide shutdown of colleges

Shutdown “indefinite” until demands are met says national spokesperson

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 14 February 2019
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Eastcape Midlands students protest over missing scripts

College “acknowledges and regrets impact” on students not having 2018 exam results

By Joseph Chirume - 7 February 2019
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Conveyor belt workers picket against payroll system

NUMSA says it is bringing in auditors and SARS to verify payments

By Joseph Chirume - 18 January 2019
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Deny bail to dangerous criminals, say Despatch protesters

Residents protest outside court after tavern killing

By Joseph Chirume - 27 September 2018
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Women don’t want men using their toilets at taxi rank

Men’s toilet at Uitenhage taxi rank and bus terminus closed for months

By Joseph Chirume - 17 September 2018
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We were cheated by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, say residents

Protests in Uitenhage over housing by relocated residents

By Joseph Chirume - 6 September 2018