Articles by Nompendulo Ngubane

Taxi operators bring township to a standstill over potholed roads

This comes two years after people last protested for the roads to be fixed in Maqongqo, Pietermaritzburg


30 March 2021

Community shuts down dilapidated Pietermaritzburg school

Education department to investigate complaints


18 March 2021

Parents shut down school, take circuit manager hostage

“We buy chalk ourselves” says teacher


12 March 2021

Schools shut down in protest over lack of water

Protesters prevent learners from attending classes until tap water is restored


15 February 2021

Protest over stalled road project in Pietermaritzburg

“You can’t tell me that fixing one kilometre can take years”


11 February 2021

How a group of widows found a way to earn a living

But they could use some help to protect their tools from being stolen


8 February 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries pay up to R150 for a place in post office queue

“South Africa is like that, if you don’t have money you can’t have access to things”


20 January 2021

Edendale hospital loses nine staff to Covid-19 in one week, says NEHAWU

“You ask yourself who is next and it is scary”


19 January 2021

Scores of beneficiaries in Pietermaritzburg rush to renew lapsed disability grants

Cancer patient turned away after sleeping outside SASSA office to renew grant


12 January 2021

Police use rubber bullets to disperse housing protesters

“Every time there is an election the governing party politicians go in there promising them housing and basic services but nothing is ever done”


27 November 2020

Decomposing bodies piling up since 2010 at Pietermaritzburg mortuary

Staff say conditions have only got worse since they protested in 2018


19 November 2020

Eight hospital staff suspended after protest

This follows the forced removal of the Northdale Hospital CEO by his staff


19 November 2020

NEHAWU members remove Northdale Hospital CEO from the building

The group say they are dissatisfied with his management of the hospital


10 November 2020

Glebelands murder trial: Witness describes mistrust of Umlazi police

One victim was murdered at a police station


6 November 2020

Families live in shacks on a railway line after housing project abandoned

Housing project built in Pietermaritzburg without sewerage or planning


4 November 2020

Henley Dam community protest over lack of water

“We have been suffering for long and it’s taking forever”


20 October 2020