Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

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


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


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


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


12 August 2021

Wild Coast: is there a future in eco-tourism?

“We are not anti-development” say opponents of mine and toll road

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5 August 2021

N2 toll road on Wild Coast divides community

Some argue it will bring economic opportunities while others worry it will destroy their way of life

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2 August 2021

Battle to stop 22km long mine on Wild Coast

Xolobeni community deeply divided

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28 July 2021

Housing for informal settlement near Cape Town airport on hold

Province waiting for tests on aircraft noise, but resident says they have been living there since the 1990s and have not gone deaf


9 July 2021

Elections 2021: Xolobeni voters may kick ANC out

Poor services and a controversial mining project have fuelled disaffection with governing party

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8 July 2021

Villagers make difficult 70km journey to get vaccinated

Eastern Cape health department says many new sites will open soon

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1 July 2021

Eastern Cape parents build their own school

Baleni Senior Secondary School near Xolobeni is raising funds to build classrooms and other facilities

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30 June 2021

Triangle Project concerned by delayed hate crimes bill

Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill stalled since 2018


28 June 2021

Taxi drivers’ protest leaves commuters stranded

Mom misses baby’s hospital appointment, learner misses school as more vehicles torched


2 June 2021

Taxi drivers cause havoc in Nyanga over impounded vehicles

Protesters burnt a bus and four cars, shutting down the area around the Nyanga taxi rank for two days


28 May 2021

5,000 Siqalo households have no water during the day

City of Cape Town says illegal connections interrupt the water supply to the informal settlement


27 May 2021