Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

Blind pensioner left in the rain without answers outside SASSA office

SASSA says her old age grant will be paid in February


13 January 2021

In the midst of water restrictions, clean water gushes out of taps in Uitenhage

But the municipality says it is “winning the war against leaks”


3 December 2020

Streets in central Uitenhage pile up with garbage for months

Nelson Mandela Development Agency says awarding a cleaning contract has been held up by a bidder’s objection


27 November 2020

Uitenhage protesters block roads, demanding toilets and electricity

Residents to meet with the municipality over their grievances on Tuesday


16 November 2020

Doctor accused of ramming car into protesting healthcare workers outside clinic

The protesters supported by NEHAWU and TAC are calling for higher wages


12 November 2020

Childcarers paid at last by Social Development

Many early childhood development centres have been starved of funds since March


21 October 2020

Shack dwellers want a share of toilet building tender

“Nothing about shack dwellers without involving shack dwellers” says member of new business forum


20 October 2020

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


19 October 2020

“You looted R5 billion and told us to dance to Jerusalema” say striking workers

Union members down tools countrywide over corruption and salary increases among other things on Wednesday

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7 October 2020

Child carers plead for help from Social Development

Many in Port Elizabeth have not recieved a salary since March


7 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


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


30 September 2020

Community blocks project to house elderly

They are demanding that the municipality first build them toilets


22 September 2020

Stop making patients wait outside, TAC tells clinics

Patient describes how they fear nurses


21 September 2020

Anger erupts over PE water shortages

“We will not tolerate this forever because water is a basic need”

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18 September 2020