Articles for Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

The traffic department that hasn’t issued a ticket for years

“We used to have ticket books, but they were stolen” says a traffic officer in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape

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News | 15 May 2024

Children have to use an open field as a toilet at Mthatha primary school

Zwelinzima Primary has 200 learners and 13 staff but no toilets


Brief | 8 April 2024

Disabled learners turned away from school

Renovations at Mthatha school, closed last year after parents complained of poor conditions, have still not been completed


News | 5 April 2024

Eastern Cape town’s R7.6-million taxi rank left unused for years

Municipality blames taxi violence, but Ngqamakhwe’s local taxi association says the facility was never finished


Brief | 27 March 2024

Arrested Cathcart leader’s court appearance moved 120km away out of fear of protests

Mziwebongo Burwana was arrested during violent protests sparked by rumours that the Cathcart Hospital will be downgraded


Brief | 20 March 2024

Eastern Cape college classes disrupted by student protests

No teaching at Ikhala College campuses due to demonstrations over NSFAS allowances


Brief | 13 March 2024

Millions spent but seven years later this sports complex is still incomplete

Residents say the Kokstad complex is built in a wetland and “doomed”


Brief | 8 March 2024

Mayor sends machinery to fix gravel road hours after Eastern Cape villagers block N2

Tyhalarha village residents say a previous peaceful protest brought no results


Brief | 4 March 2024

After 25 years, 81-year-old Mthatha widow finally gets an RDP house

“I don’t have much but I’m happy for a decent house,” says Ndenzeni Njwenene


Brief | 4 March 2024

Komani’s unusable R20-million “sport facility”

“What we got was nothing compared to what we were promised,” says resident


News | 1 March 2024

Crowd storms police station after Komani protest leaders arrested

A planned shutdown of the Eastern Cape town was thwarted by police


Brief | 23 February 2024

R18-million spent but Butterworth public pool has never opened

The swimming pool took ten years to build and was completed four years ago


Brief | 21 February 2024

Cathcart Hospital rumours spark week of protests

Police are monitoring as stoning incidents continue on N6


Brief | 13 February 2024

R9.7-million spent and three years later, still no bridge

Eastern Cape villagers say Dr AB Xuma Local Municipality has been promising them the bridge for 20 years


Brief | 12 February 2024

Cofimvaba scholar transport protest enters third week

The Eastern Cape has increased its scholar transport budget to accommodate a shortfall of 12,000 learners


News | 6 February 2024