Land occupiers tear down ‘unoccupied’ shacks in overcrowded township

Community leader says the group will have to answer for their actions at an upcoming mass meeting

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 October 2020

Police rescue man from vigilante justice in Uitenhage

Bobani Village residents destroyed a suspect thief’s shack and banished him from the informal settlement

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 1 October 2020

Learners are only attending this Uitenhage school once a week

Physical distancing impossible in current building, and department says construction on a new school can only be completed next year

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 30 September 2020

Community blocks project to house elderly

They are demanding that the municipality first build them toilets

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 September 2020

Uitenhage councillor excludes ward committee members for squabbling over projects

Committee members accuse the councillor of withholding money

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 September 2020

Unemployed Uitenhage men are making food gardening “fashionable” again

Food garden developed during the Covid-19 lockdown is showing results

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 August 2020

Can you guess the order these photos were taken?

An expensive troubled bridge over water

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and GroundUp Staff - 26 August 2020

Dire conditions in Eastern Cape clinics made worse by pandemic

“In the fight against Covid-19, we have neglected primary health care” says Human Rights Commission official

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 24 August 2020

Residents suspect corruption over R1.6m Eastern Cape bridge contract

“My RDP house is worth more than this bridge”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 August 2020

Violent housing protests erupt because of government’s broken promises

Demolished RDP houses were supposed to be rebuilt immediately. Seven months later there’s no progress

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 13 August 2020

Hundreds queue outside post office for Covid-19 grants

Dozens more people plan to spend Wednesday night outside the KwaNobuhle mall to be first in line tomorrow

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 August 2020

Cows graze among the dirty nappies on Uitenhage dumpsite

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