Articles by Joseph Chirume

Immigrants arrested in labour inspection sweep in Eastern Cape

Rights organisation says Home Affairs has done nothing to help people get their documents in order during lockdown

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14 September 2021

Violence unleashed against Gqeberha’s e-hailing drivers

Taxi operators are accused of targeting the e-hailing drivers for “stealing” their customers at Greenacres mall

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9 September 2021

Crucial services lost because of library vandals

Several libraries in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro were unable to reopen in August even for a limited service

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25 August 2021

Addo awash in raw sewage for months

Municipality says it must upgrade sewer pump station to a water treatment works

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16 August 2021

CCMA upholds dismissal of Spar workers in Gqeberha for violating picket rules

Commissioner finds workers guilty of “gross misconduct” and violating a court interdict

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5 August 2021

Eastern Cape taxi bosses vow to stop looters

Gqeberha residents mobilise to protect shopping mall

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13 July 2021

Eastern Cape fishers celebrate chance to once again catch squid

Small-scale fisheries have been given a 15% squid quota

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9 July 2021

Makana Municipality gets court interdict against further protests

Community leaders protesting over poor services accused of hijacking genuine demands with a “nefarious political agenda”

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18 June 2021

Elderly people wait and wait for vaccines in long queue in Gqeberha

Although people arrived from as early as 4:30am, vaccinations only started at about noon

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11 June 2021

Gqeberha crèche shuts down because of sewage overflow

Activities at the building which also housed a soup kitchen, mobile clinic and church have also been suspended

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9 June 2021

Taxi drivers arrested during violent protest granted bail

The court has forbidden them from participating in protests

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4 June 2021

Mayor calls for army to end taxi strike

Protesters in Nelson Mandela Bay have forced the closure of clinics, schools, shopping centres and disrupted many other vital services

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28 May 2021

About 180,000 Zimbabweans in SA face uncertain future

The Zimbabwe Exemption Permit lapses in December and the South African government has not indicated if it will renew it

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27 May 2021

Truda Foods workers protest in one city while Labour Court rules against company in another

Judge sends message that courts should not be used to prevent workers organising

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26 May 2021

Water situation desperate in Hankey and Patensie

Towns’ population swells with thousands of seasonal workers needed to harvest the citrus crop

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21 May 2021