Articles for Nompendulo Ngubane

Anguish of father of two sisters swept away by Msunduzi River

The municipality says recovery efforts will continue when water levels subside


Brief | 22 April 2022

Parents shut down school in Pietermaritzburg

Department of Education has not yet fixed classrooms damaged by storm


Brief | 2 March 2022

“Bullied” into silence over use of corporal punishment at school, says parent

Learners of Siqongweni Secondary say they are beaten and this appears to be supported by video evidence


Brief | 28 February 2022

Elandskop households demand end to daily power outages

Residents say they are without electricity between 5pm and 9am daily


Brief | 6 December 2021

ANC members protest against Pietermaritzburg ward councillor

“We don’t want a ward councillor who doesn’t listen to the people”


Brief | 8 November 2021

Social grant beneficiaries return home empty-handed

Long queues, paid placeholders, offline systems and load-shedding leave social grant beneficiaries empty-handed


News | 15 October 2021

ANC members protest over councillor candidate list

Residents of Willowfontein in Pietermaritzburg want the municipal election list changed to include their choice


News | 31 August 2021

Teachers demand KZN education department pay them, fill vacant posts

SADTU: “As we speak more than 1,203 substitute teachers have either not been paid or told not to come back to school”


Brief | 18 August 2021

Rural families battle to get water although they live near a dam

“How unfair is that? It’s a joke,” says resident


News | 6 August 2021

KZN family says police assaulted them and took goods that were not looted

Two family members and the pet dog shot with rubber bullets


News | 4 August 2021

Children go hungry after soup kitchen closed by July unrest

About 100 children were getting their Sunday meal at a kitchen run by people with disabilities


News | 2 August 2021

Parents shut down schools and clinic in Pietermaritzburg

They are demanding that a principal be fired


Brief | 3 June 2021

Conditions are dreadful at Pietermaritzburg morgue

Unclaimed bodies decaying, a terrible stench, no hot water, equipment and vehicles broken


Brief | 31 May 2021

Truda Foods workers protest in one city while Labour Court rules against company in another

Judge sends message that courts should not be used to prevent workers organising

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News | 26 May 2021

Imbali brought to standstill by fury over electricity cut

Eskom says it isn’t safe for its teams to complete their work


Brief | 14 May 2021

Graves “desecrated” for land occupation in Pietermaritzburg

“We grew up knowing that we must respect the dead. What is happening here is heartless” says widower


News | 13 May 2021