Articles by Joseph Chirume

Truck drivers protest against employment of immigrants

Civic organisations warn of risks of xenophobia

By Joseph Chirume - 7 July 2020

New Brighton residents launch community patrols as crime runs riot

“Our children no longer care to see a dead body”

By Joseph Chirume - 6 July 2020

Hundreds of new homes demolished in Port Elizabeth

Municipality demolishes shacks as they are being built

By Joseph Chirume - 1 July 2020

Vandalism during lockdown drains Motherwell school’s budget

Parents have started patrolling the grounds to scare off vandals

By Joseph Chirume - 29 June 2020

“Commuters have to urinate in the open,” says PE taxi driver

Taxi rank public toilets badly vandalised last year have remained closed

By Joseph Chirume - 24 June 2020

Motherwell school shut down by parents worried about safety

Eastern Cape Department of Education says 94% of schools had received personal protective equipment

By Joseph Chirume - 12 June 2020

Young carpenter turns dumped wood into curios

Ulundi Mpulu, 21, founded House of Pallets, a curio shop and African kitchen

By Joseph Chirume - 11 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

Covid-19: Informal traders quietly defy ban on door-to-door selling

“I can’t sit at home while my family is starving”

By Joseph Chirume - 27 May 2020

Water tanks run dry in Motherwell informal settlements

“Residents spend time in long queues waiting to fetch water” says community leader

By Joseph Chirume - 19 May 2020

Union and nurses demand staff be isolated while awaiting Covid-19 test results

Health department appeals to Eastern Cape clinic staff to return to work

By Joseph Chirume - 13 May 2020
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Staff picket over plan to convert TB hospital to treat Covid-19

Emergency medical services and unions say personal protective equipment is in short supply

By Joseph Chirume - 8 May 2020
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Covid-19: Lear Corporation workers protest after being put on short-time

Company has apparently applied for TERS funding but employees have not been paid this yet

By Joseph Chirume - 7 May 2020
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500 households in Empumelelweni have no toilets

Ward councillor says she didn’t know of the settlement

By Joseph Chirume - 7 May 2020
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Covid-19: Zimbabwean nationals ask to be repatriated

Consul General says the embassy is compiling a list of people willing to return to Zimbabwe

By Joseph Chirume - 22 April 2020
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Relocated fire victims made unwelcome by PE homeowners

“We have suffered enough in the hall and now they want to finish us off here”

By Joseph Chirume - 19 April 2020