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Families can’t bury loved ones as mortuary workers on go-slow

Relatives shocked by conditions in Pietermaritzburg mortuary

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 November 2018
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Gogos pay to queue for pensions

Social grant beneficiaries pay R10 to R20 to get a space outside the Pietermaritzburg post office

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 30 October 2018
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R162-million housing project incomplete after over a decade

“The conditions are shocking. As the government we are ashamed,” says KZN Premier

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 24 October 2018
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Taps run dry in Sweetwaters

Residents in Pietermaritzburg township spent five days without water last week

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 11 October 2018
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Appliances, taps and computers stolen from crime intelligence offices

We’re not safe at all, says employee

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 10 October 2018
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Workers threaten shut down of KZN public health services

Department given 14 days to respond to grievances

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 October 2018
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Home Affairs official told 86-year-old “to go back to Lesotho”

Mathabo Mofokeng could not access her pension without her ID

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 1 October 2018
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Community stops sewage project for its schools

Pietermaritzburg residents say they want houses to get priority

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 September 2018

Nine-year-old circumcised at school by “mistake”

Doctor and health team suspended

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 18 September 2018
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Dumpsite workers go on strike in Pietermaritzburg

Rubbish trucks dump garbage at entrance

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 September 2018
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Hostel has one toilet for 39 households

“We are being undermined because we are staying in a hostel”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 September 2018
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Peace monument now a drinking spot

The Seven Day War memorial in Pietermaritzburg has been vandalised

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 September 2018
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Nationwide computer glitch delays SASSA card swapping

Pensioners in Pietermaritzburg complain of long lines and not being helped

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 August 2018
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Gogos get tent for shelter

Avbob Funeral Services says it will keep on supporting Grace Mnikathi’s sanctuary for the elderly

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 17 August 2018
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Pit latrines not serviced for decades in Pietermaritzburg

Councillor says provision of sanitation is “in the pipeline”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 August 2018
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Municipal police accused of xenophobic attack

Immigrants running hair salons in Pietermaritzburg say they were assaulted even though they are operating legally

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 31 July 2018