Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Philippi informal settlement residents say they are the “forgotten” community of Cape Town

The City says it is unable to assist because their shacks are on private land

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23 November 2021

Willowvale is where government projects go to die

“If we want things done here, we either protest or do them ourselves” says a resident of this part of the Eastern Cape

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9 November 2021

Corruption or incompetence? Rural Eastern Cape housing projects delayed for years

And a company that was paid R1.5 billion in tenders left households in Cofimvaba each with a pile of concrete slabs instead of toilets

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5 November 2021

An Eastern Cape municipality promised its residents houses over a decade ago. They’re still waiting

If residents accept a proposal by the province they will get houses with pit latrines and water tanks within two years

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5 October 2021

Nurses return to Willowvale clinic after two-month absence

This comes after years of erratic attendance and no nurses for the past two months

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23 September 2021

Desperate pensioners build their own clinic, but Eastern Cape health department can’t supply nurses

Department blames bad roads for failure to keep promise to send nurses

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16 September 2021

Poor policing blamed as vigilantes face justice in Mdantsane

Four members of a local anti-crime forum in court on several charges, including murder

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3 September 2021

Mdantsane residents come out in support of vigilantism accused

March in support of members of an anti-crime forum charged with murdering a security guard

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31 August 2021

Eastern Cape village without water since 2019

A pensioner says she has to use the little money she has to pay youths to collect water from a neighbouring community

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12 August 2021

Wild Coast: is there a future in eco-tourism?

“We are not anti-development” say opponents of mine and toll road

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5 August 2021

N2 toll road on Wild Coast divides community

Some argue it will bring economic opportunities while others worry it will destroy their way of life

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2 August 2021

Battle to stop 22km long mine on Wild Coast

Xolobeni community deeply divided

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28 July 2021

Housing for informal settlement near Cape Town airport on hold

Province waiting for tests on aircraft noise, but resident says they have been living there since the 1990s and have not gone deaf

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9 July 2021

Elections 2021: Xolobeni voters may kick ANC out

Poor services and a controversial mining project have fuelled disaffection with governing party

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8 July 2021

Villagers make difficult 70km journey to get vaccinated

Eastern Cape health department says many new sites will open soon

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1 July 2021