Articles by Nompendulo Ngubane

Unions accuse government of breaking promise to increases workers’ salaries

“Workers on duty during lockdown must be paid for risk or danger allowance,” says COSATU leader

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 July 2020

“We are forgotten. We will be remembered when the elections are closer”

Residents of Khethi in Pietermaritzburg struggle to access schools, clinics and water

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 2 July 2020

Protesters demand jobs at Durban university

DUT says they will meet with community members on Thursday

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 1 July 2020

Scores of maintenance payments backlogged during lockdown

“I have not received maintenance payments since February,” says Pietermaritzburg mother

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 26 June 2020

“Every day there are electricity issues,” says Pietermaritzburg resident

Electricity was restored in Ngubeni on Saturday after two days of protests

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 June 2020

Pietermaritzburg schools shut down by protesters demanding water

“They must give water to the community before the schools”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 9 June 2020

Many learners sent home from “unprepared” schools, while others return

“Things have changed a lot”

Bernard Chiguvare, Buziwe Nocuze, Mkhuseli Sizani, Joseph Chirume, Nompendulo Ngubane, Thamsanqa Mbovane - 8 June 2020

KZN scrambling to get school with no toilets and water ready for learners

KZN education MEC says infrastructure problems at Insika High could be resolved soon

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 June 2020

Women dig up old spring to solve village’s water problem

“God gave us natural water and it is time we use it”, say Elandskop women

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 28 May 2020

“The only time they flock here is when they want our votes” says Pietermaritzburg resident

The City has promised to send a team to resolve issues of sanitation in Mkhondeni

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 May 2020

Glebelands Eight trial postponed to October

Accused to remain in prison due to lockdown restrictions

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 19 May 2020
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SASSA pensioners sleep outside post office

Finally, beneficiaries are paid their grants, after delay

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 May 2020
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“System glitch” sends scores of SASSA beneficiaries home empty handed

SASSA KZN says benefiaries will be paid by Tuesday

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 May 2020
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Covid-19 screening welcomed by KZN informal settlement residents

“I’m happy that I was screened. I will continue staying at home and watch if I develop any of the symptoms”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: KZN nurses stranded in Western Cape

Nurses told by agencies that they can’t be booked because they are not covered should they contract coronavirus at work

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 14 April 2020
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Covid-19: Dambuza youth donate groceries to locked down street hawkers

“If I don’t go out and work that means going to bed hungry. I now have food,” says vendor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 April 2020