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”

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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

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Brief | 14 December 2021

Shack dwellers demolish unoccupied shacks themselves

Khayelitsha task team is also trying to drain off sewage water

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News | 10 December 2021

People with disabilities protest at Parliament

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

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News | 8 December 2021

Backyarders occupy houses in Cape Town

City has “ejected” them and laid criminal charges

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News | 7 December 2021

Children die in devastating Kraaifontein shack fire

Family pleads for help to bury Akhanani and Ayola Bulani

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Brief | 12 August 2021