Articles by Joseph Chirume

Taxi violence in Jeffreys Bay leaves commuters stranded all week

Driver with unlicensed firearm arrested

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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22 July 2020

“There are toilets but we cannot use them”

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

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15 July 2020

Truck drivers protest against employment of immigrants

Civic organisations warn of risks of xenophobia

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7 July 2020

New Brighton residents launch community patrols as crime runs riot

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

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6 July 2020

Hundreds of new homes demolished in Port Elizabeth

Municipality demolishes shacks as they are being built

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1 July 2020

Vandalism during lockdown drains Motherwell school’s budget

Parents have started patrolling the grounds to scare off vandals

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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

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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

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12 June 2020

Young carpenter turns dumped wood into curios

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

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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”

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27 May 2020