Articles for Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

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

Cofimvaba parents protest after scholar transport cancelled

Dozens of learners are unable to get to Sikhoba Nombewu Technical School


Brief | 26 January 2024

Eastern Cape families who were promised houses have been given … toilets

Municipality and province disagree about housing list


News | 22 January 2024

Eastern Cape traders shut down by municipality over festive season

More than 40 stalls and containers were demolished and removed from main road in Cacadu


News | 10 January 2024

81-year-old Mthatha widow waiting two decades for her house

Ndenzeni Njwenene first applied in 1999


News | 12 December 2023

The informal brick makers of Dordrecht

“We are only working to put food on the table, nothing else” says Tinashe Mandobe who has made bricks in the small Eastern Cape town since 2004


News | 7 December 2023

Showdown looms between land occupiers and Eastern Cape municipality

Komani Protest Action interdicted from inciting “land grabbing” but vows to defy court order


News | 1 December 2023

Municipality’s head of good governance allegedly scored R3.5-million in tenders

The PR councillor will continue working at Matatiele Local Municipality while the Hawks and COGTA investigate


Brief | 27 November 2023

Millions poured into Eastern Cape sportsground but it’s still unfinished

After seven years, the project is under investigation


News | 21 November 2023

Parents in tears over terrible conditions at school for disabled children

Eastern Cape education department sends task team to investigate


News | 9 November 2023