Articles for Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Families have been waiting six years to be moved from Durban transit camp

eThekwini municipality has no explanation for delay and no timeline to offer


News | 21 September 2023

Families displaced by World Cup occupy RDP houses in Durban

Fed up Isipingo transit camp residents say they are the rightful beneficiaries of houses in Kanku Road

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News | 15 September 2023

Four years and R7-million later, villages still sit without power

Mzimvubu Municipality has been incapable of finishing an electrification project it started in 2018


Brief | 12 September 2023

Stalled for years, Durban housing project faces further delays

A R112-million contract has expired and the municipality says it will issue a new tender


News | 1 September 2023

Eastern Cape municipality hires manager facing corruption charges

Ntabankulu Local Municipality says it has done nothing wrong, but residents are protesting over the appointment


News | 1 September 2023

1,500 families share three toilets in Durban informal settlement

Nearly 40 blocked toilets have not been fixed after two years


News | 17 August 2023

Millions spent but 11 years later, police station is a drug den

The meant-to-be newly renovated Ngqamakhwe police station has been stripped by vandals after construction work stopped


News | 11 August 2023

Millions spent and 7 years later hawkers still sit without stalls

Only 60 of 320 stalls were built yet Mbhashe municipality paid the contractor


News | 8 August 2023

Teachers quit Eastern Cape school after accusations of violence against learners

Ngqeleni Junior Secondary School has been short of 14 teachers since March


News | 2 August 2023

Government departments owe millions to Matatiele Local Municipality

Unpaid rates and taxes are affecting its ability to deliver services, says the municipality


News | 20 July 2023

One tap for 1,000 families. And it’s been dry for seven years

Eastern Cape villagers say they have given up asking their councillors for help


News | 20 July 2023

Public Protector probes government’s 2022 flood relief efforts

Auditor-General recently revealed that KwaZulu-Natal only spent R251-million of the R5.8-billion budget allocated in the aftermath of the 2022 floods


News | 12 July 2023

DNA bungling delays justice for family of slain mother

“Three years later, the suspect is roaming outside”


News | 11 July 2023

No water, toilets or electricity in multi-million rand Eastern Cape taxi rank

The contractor for the Xhora taxi rank has been in a dispute with the municipality for over eight years


News | 4 July 2023

25-year-old informal settlement still lacks basic services

GPO residents voted ANC because they believed their relocation would be delayed if they didn’t, says resident Thozama Nyathela. “We were only being fed empty promises.”


Brief | 29 June 2023

Rural Eastern Cape flood victims left to fend for themselves

The homes of 25 families were destroyed in December 2022. They have received no help to date


News | 21 June 2023