Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Eastern Cape community health workers protest about job cuts

Union wants national government to “prevent a catastrophic health crisis in the Eastern Cape”


News | 18 January 2022

Another summer without running water for Khayelitsha families

City of Cape Town says its infrastructure is strained due to growing demand in the area


Brief | 14 December 2021

Shack dwellers demolish unoccupied shacks themselves

Khayelitsha task team is also trying to drain off sewage water


News | 10 December 2021

People with disabilities protest at Parliament

Qhakaza Disability Group demands better access to jobs, housing and transport


News | 8 December 2021

Backyarders occupy houses in Cape Town

City has “ejected” them and laid criminal charges


News | 7 December 2021

Children die in devastating Kraaifontein shack fire

Family pleads for help to bury Akhanani and Ayola Bulani


Brief | 6 December 2021

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


News | 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


News | 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


News | 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


News | 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


Brief | 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


Feature | 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


Brief | 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


News | 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


Brief | 12 August 2021