Articles by Joseph Chirume

Protesters in Gqeberha threaten company for employing immigrants

#PutSouthAfricansFirst protesters accused of putting people’s lives in danger

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26 November 2021

Overflowing toilets, piles of rubbish and empty water tanks plague Gqeberha shack dwellers

Yet the municipality claims the area is cleaned and serviced regularly

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10 November 2021

Strike continues at Gqeberha automobile plant as union demands 100% wage increase

NUMSA says First Automobile Works must pay automobile manufacturers’ rates not Motor Industry Bargaining Council rates

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27 October 2021

Protests erupt after child electrocuted by illegal connection

Residents of Lingelihle and Greenfields in Gqeberha say they won’t be voting on Monday

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27 October 2021

Immigrants in Gqeberha say they live in fear after Cele and Mbalula’s remarks

“They came here to fan xenophobia” says informal trader

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22 October 2021

Equipment worth more than R6 million stolen from technical school in Gqeberha

Parents and learners demand the the department provide proper fencing around the school

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21 October 2021

Cele promises action after Gqeberha violence

Minister says police will be on high alert

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14 October 2021

Waiter who lost his job during lockdown now runs his own pizza takeaway

Takesure Ranjisi makes pizza and sells it from a container in Walmer township

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12 October 2021

Hundreds of workers march for end to pay freeze

COSATU members and affiliated unions held demonstrations across the country

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7 October 2021

Don’t close our little school, parents tell Eastern Cape education department

Department says the Addo school is no longer viable and plans to move the 30 learners to surrounding schools

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29 September 2021

Immigrants arrested in labour inspection sweep in Eastern Cape

Rights organisation says Home Affairs has done nothing to help people get their documents in order during lockdown

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14 September 2021

Violence unleashed against Gqeberha’s e-hailing drivers

Taxi operators are accused of targeting the e-hailing drivers for “stealing” their customers at Greenacres mall

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9 September 2021

Crucial services lost because of library vandals

Several libraries in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro were unable to reopen in August even for a limited service

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25 August 2021

Addo awash in raw sewage for months

Municipality says it must upgrade sewer pump station to a water treatment works

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16 August 2021