Articles for Thamsanqa Mbovane

Education department’s electricity cut off for owing millions of rands

Eastern Cape provincial education department’s offices in Nelson Mandela Bay have been in the dark since December


Brief | 20 February 2024

KwaNobuhle families have to get their water from a hole in the ground

Taps have been dry since Friday because of a damaged main pipe


Brief | 14 February 2024

Hospital guards in limbo as EC health department fails to pay security company

Security company says it had to terminate the contract because health department has not paid


News | 6 February 2024

Kariega land occupiers say municipality demolished their shacks illegally

Ten families who settled on land in 2019 have to move to make way for housing development


News | 26 January 2024

13-year-old boy walks and hitchhikes for an hour to get to school every day

Farm school has no scholar transport for about 80 keen learners


Brief | 23 January 2024

Kariega clinic reopens after residents volunteer to act as security guards

Ten residents have volunteered to rotate guarding the clinic until the stolen fence is replaced


Brief | 17 January 2024

Staff refuse to work at clinic after fence stolen

“We demand our safety as well as patients’ safety,” says nurse


Brief | 12 January 2024

Many child support grant recipients left without money for January

SASSA spokesperson denies there is a problem, but officials speaking anonymously say otherwise

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News | 9 January 2024

Children kayak in Kariega’s flooded streets

Local business owners scupper latest effort by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to remove water


Brief | 8 January 2024

Nationwide Home Affairs failure as new year begins

Thousands of people across the country unable to access government services


News | 4 January 2024

It’s Christmas without water for hundreds of families in Kariega

Municipality blames water shortage on vandalism of pump station last March


News | 22 December 2023

Workers under Creecy’s “cleaning and greening” project demand unpaid wages

Nelson Mandela Bay ward councillor pens letter in support of workers’ demands


Brief | 7 December 2023

Clean our “stinking” canal, demand Moeggesukkel shack dwellers

Nelson Mandela Bay ward councillor promises they will get water by Christmas and electricity in January


Brief | 29 November 2023

Kariega parents fight to save “beacon of hope” farm school

The education department wants to close Amanzi Primary School because it only has 114 learners


Brief | 13 November 2023

Roads in Kariega have been flooded for months

Taxi association in Kariega says: “We were promised that the problem would be fixed but it isn’t”


Brief | 3 November 2023

Sewage still seeps through Kariega streets and the mayor is nowhere to be seen

Promises made in July have not been kept


News | 25 October 2023