Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

Kariega flood victims forced to move back to sodden land

Residents of Old Lapland informal settlement protested against returning as they fear the dam wall above them will burst


News | 9 July 2024

We have no engineer to build your houses, official tells Kariega protesters

R334 blocked by shack dwellers for the second time in a month


News | 25 June 2024

Graves across Nelson Mandela Bay ruined by storm

“These are our families and this is causing new pain”


Brief | 12 June 2024

Scramble for water in Kariega as municipality fails to keep its promise

Water tanker runs dry after 30 minutes


Brief | 11 June 2024

People in Kariega queue for hours to collect water after devastating storm

Gift of the Givers has been delivering hundreds of litres of water daily and set up 12 soup kitchens in the township of KwaNobuhle.


Brief | 7 June 2024

Protesters dump faeces at newly built houses in Kariega

They claim they should be allowed to move into the houses. But the municipality says they’re not the rightful beneficiaries.


Brief | 1 June 2024

Kariega residents sick of living next to 300 vandalised toilets protest

“We have been patient for a long time” says protest leader


Brief | 24 May 2024

Millions owed to scholar transport providers in Eastern Cape

Total shutdown avoided after transport department promises to pay by 15 May, but disruptions reported in some areas

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Brief | 2 May 2024

No water for cooking or washing: KwaNobuhle families battle system breakdown

In one informal settlement, only one of 15 standpipes has water - and only for two hours at a time


News | 25 April 2024

131 schools in Nelson Mandela Bay robbed, mostly at gunpoint, in five months

Many teachers are afraid to report for duty


News | 11 April 2024

Outages leave Kariega families queuing for water in pouring rain

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says teams are working to repair the services


Brief | 10 April 2024

Hundreds of security guards sent home without wages after Eastern Cape health department fails to pay contractors

Department promises to make payments from April, the start of the new financial year


Brief | 27 March 2024

“Cleaning and greening” workers dump rubbish on City Hall doorsteps in Gqeberha

Their stipends were paid a week late by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs


Brief | 22 March 2024

Hundreds of people stake out plots for houses on empty land in Nelson Mandela Bay

Municipality says it will move against them


News | 20 March 2024

Vehicles set alight as protesters demand sanitation and water

Nelson Mandela Bay Mayco member promises action on stalled project


Brief | 19 March 2024