Articles by Joseph Chirume

Unemployed youths threaten to shut shopping mall

Local young men and women are demanding jobs at a Port Elizabeth shopping centre

By Joseph Chirume - 18 September 2020

Students say private accommodation is expensive and unsafe in PE

Protesters demand municipality convert derelict buildings into residences

By Joseph Chirume - 16 September 2020

Undertakers go on strike

Organisation representing 3,000 emerging firms wants regulations changed

By Joseph Chirume - 14 September 2020

Toilets near Jeffreys Bay beachfront littered with faeces and rubble

“The state of these ablutions will give a bad image to our town”

By Joseph Chirume - 9 September 2020

Day Zero in water stricken Mandela Bay

“We are in big trouble” says resident as dam levels for the metro fall below 19%

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Joseph Chirume - 7 September 2020

1,500 homes were promised. Four years later not a single one has been built

Jeffreys Bay housing project moves at a snail’s pace but government promises construction will begin in October

By Joseph Chirume - 28 August 2020

Taxi violence in Jeffreys Bay leaves commuters stranded all week

Driver with unlicensed firearm arrested

By Joseph Chirume - 21 August 2020

R300,000 lotto grant for school comes to naught because of criminals

“They only left stumps of goalposts,” says primary school principal

By Joseph Chirume - 5 August 2020

“Improve conditions at all health facilities” demands TAC

Protesters give Eastern Cape health department seven days to respond to demand to produce Covid-19 plan

By Joseph Chirume - 30 July 2020

Municipality “deep cleans” shacks but there is no evidence this is useful against Covid-19

“We want residents to be relocated to better places in order for us to defeat this virus” says community leader

By Joseph Chirume - 23 July 2020

Cooking up a storm: restaurant staff protest across South Africa

Curfew and alcohol ban cited as major factors as the industry sheds thousands of jobs

By Zoë Postman, Nokulunga Majola, Ashraf Hendricks, Joseph Chirume and Lucas Nowicki - 22 July 2020

Homeowners and shack dwellers clash over illegal electricity connections

“As long as the municipality does not provide us with electricity, the illegal connections will continue”

By Joseph Chirume - 22 July 2020

“There are toilets but we cannot use them”

Mobile toilets lie on the ground for weeks in PE informal settlement

By Joseph Chirume - 15 July 2020

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