Articles for Joseph Chirume

Deadly storm creates havoc from Gqeberha to Tongaat

At least nine people killed by severe weather affecting almost half the country

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Photo Essay | 4 June 2024

Seven die in floods in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

Over 1,000 people displaced by flooding on the weekend


News | 3 June 2024

Colchester clinic is crumbling, with broken ceilings, windows and no electricity

But the Eastern Cape Department of Health says there’s no money to renovate the clinic


News | 22 May 2024

Unpaid contractors block central Gqeberha with garbage trucks and water tankers

The municipality agreed to pay service providers by next week


Brief | 15 May 2024

Court interdicts protesting college students

Some Port Elizabeth TVET College student leaders claim they are being denied access to the college unfairly


Brief | 10 May 2024

No lectures for nearly two months now at Gqeberha college

Students have been protesting at Port Elizabeth TVET College over unpaid NSFAS allowances


News | 24 April 2024

Learners and teachers march for safer schools in Nelson Mandela Bay

SAPS promises more police visibility around schools


News | 23 April 2024

Medical workers protest against attacks on them

20 armed attacks on EMS workers in the past year.


Brief | 11 April 2024

Zimbabweans complain of Home Affairs incompetence

Numerous waiver letters contain incorrect information


News | 4 April 2024

Library services crippled in Nelson Mandela Bay

Some have not reopened since Covid lockdown


News | 14 March 2024

Illegal dumping swamps Nelson Mandela Bay

“I challenge you to show me open spaces without heaps of garbage in our townships,” says Gqeberha resident


Brief | 2 February 2024

Education department blames transport department for scholar transport fiasco

Hundreds of learners are stuck at home and not in school


Brief | 24 January 2024

South Africa cracks down on Zimbabwean children entering the country to visit their parents

Border Management Authority claims of “human trafficking” of children across the Beitbridge border appear unfounded

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News | 13 December 2023

Two-year extension for Zimbabwe and Lesotho permit holders

New permits to be issued to the approximately 233,000 existing permit holders


Brief | 1 December 2023

Refugees face “no hope” service from Home Affairs

Dozens queue, but the reception office in Gqeberha only serves 15 asylum seekers a day

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News | 12 July 2023