Articles by Mkhuseli Sizani

Half a school has had to shut down because the Eastern Cape education department has failed to fix it

Classrooms are in such a bad state that learners are in danger

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News | 19 January 2022

Eastern Cape villagers will have to wait 21 years for water, says municipality

OR Tambo Municipality says it will cost R10 billion

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News | 15 December 2021

Women carry water buckets for kilometres, while water workers go unpaid

The CCMA this week awarded 143 Eastern Cape water operators R1.5 million for unpaid wages

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News | 10 December 2021

45,000 commuters use four toilets at Mthatha taxi rank

Construction of a new rank has been halted since 2010

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News | 8 December 2021

Filthy Mthatha is a pigsty, say residents

Council has just approved a Waste Management Turnaround Plan, says municipality

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News | 6 December 2021

Qunu residents’ hopes dashed by failed government project

Government’s R8-million Integrated Energy Centre has not lived up to any of its promises

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News | 2 December 2021

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s hometown: no country for old women

Girls from the age of five and women into their 70s fetch water from a river in a town that has never had tap water

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Feature | 25 November 2021

High school dropout rate blamed on water crisis in Eastern Cape village

The municipality says a R28 million water project will be completed in March next year

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News | 24 November 2021

Eastern Cape women abandon vegetable gardens to collect scrap for cash

“Everything here in Qunu has collapsed after Madiba passed away”

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News | 22 November 2021

Post office, SASSA office, library and community centre have all closed down in Madiba’s hometown

Unpaid electricity bills and armed robberies have collapsed Qunu’s multi-purpose community centre

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News | 19 November 2021

Attacks, stock theft, shrinking pastures, drought and a lack of vets: Eastern Cape horse owners in dire straits

As government prioritises food production, horse farmers are left out

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News | 17 November 2021

Taps run dry in the village of Mandela’s childhood home

Municipality failed to pay Eskom so pump station was switched off

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News | 15 November 2021

Mthatha patients wait in the rain at clinics from 3am

“For years we have been treated like this, but it’s worse since Covid.”

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News | 12 November 2021

Eastern Cape villagers refused to vote because of no-show mayor

At the Phungulelweni voting station in Ntabankulu Local Municipality only nine people voted

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News | 11 November 2021

Thirsty villagers desert ANC for independent candidate

Broken promises over dam project said to be reason ANC vote dropped from 83% to 53% in Mhlontlo in the Eastern Cape

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News | 10 November 2021

You might need to pitch up at 3am if you want something from this Home Affairs office

The Mthatha office is overwhelmed, official acknowledges

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Brief | 3 November 2021