Articles by Thamsanqa Mbovane

Community blocks project to house elderly

They are demanding that the municipality first build them toilets

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 22 September 2020

Stop making patients wait outside, TAC tells clinics

Patient describes how they fear nurses

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 September 2020

Anger erupts over PE water shortages

“We will not tolerate this forever because water is a basic need”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and Mkhuseli Sizani - 18 September 2020

Uitenhage councillor excludes ward committee members for squabbling over projects

Committee members accuse the councillor of withholding money

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 September 2020

Foster parents paid after “technical glitch”

About 6,000 grants were paid late in the Eastern Cape

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 17 September 2020

“We will hit them where it hurts” warns NEHAWU leader

Union vows to shut down government services, including SARS and SASSA

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 14 September 2020

Foster parents distraught after not receiving grants this month

6,000 grants not paid due to “technical glitch”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 11 September 2020

Some Eastern Cape learners are not getting their full school meals

Some meals only contain samp

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 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

Unions threaten total shutdown if no response in five days

NEHAWU is demanding a 7% increase

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 September 2020

PE’s ward committee members protest against muncipality

They demanded backpay, skills development training and personal protective equipment

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 August 2020

Unemployed Uitenhage men are making food gardening “fashionable” again

Food garden developed during the Covid-19 lockdown is showing results

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 August 2020

Can you guess the order these photos were taken?

An expensive troubled bridge over water

By Thamsanqa Mbovane and GroundUp Staff - 26 August 2020

Dire conditions in Eastern Cape clinics made worse by pandemic

“In the fight against Covid-19, we have neglected primary health care” says Human Rights Commission official

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 24 August 2020

Residents suspect corruption over R1.6m Eastern Cape bridge contract

“My RDP house is worth more than this bridge”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 18 August 2020

Hundreds queue outside post office for Covid-19 grants

Dozens more people plan to spend Wednesday night outside the KwaNobuhle mall to be first in line tomorrow

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 August 2020