Articles by Siphokazi Mnyobe

Start of stalled housing project a victory for Plett community

Two months ago Qolweni residents shut down the town, demanding answers about the project


31 August 2021

Taxi drivers block N2 at Plettenberg Bay over Covid-19 relief funds

A meeting between taxi drivers, associations, the municipality and provincial departments of transport and health expected on Friday


25 August 2021

Plettenberg Bay protesters close N2

Kurland residents want electricity problem fixed


4 August 2021

Plett residents in court after protests against stalled housing project

The project was approved in October 2019 but has yet to break ground


21 June 2021

Patients at a Knysna clinic wait outside for hours to get medication

Health department says it could soon be using a nearby church hall to dispense medication to prevent patients crowding at the clinic’s gates


18 June 2021

Two people died and dozens left homeless in Plettenberg Bay fire

Bitou Municipality is helping the fire victims


26 May 2021

Cape campus shut down for three weeks over NSFAS payments

Some students started returning to classes on Monday


29 March 2021

Temporary housing material worth R4m left unused since 2018

The materials will now be returned to the intended community


4 March 2021

This school goes the extra mile to feed its learners

”With the food I get from school I manage to eat during the day”


4 February 2021

Covid-19 beach closures hit small businesses in Plettenberg Bay

Plett Tourism says tourism has dropped by half


19 January 2021

Families “lost everything” in Plettenberg Bay fire

Some residents are being housed at a Temporary Relocation Area


1 December 2020

Millions of rands of housing materials dumped since 2018

Councillor blames disagreement in the community


23 November 2020

Situation tense in Plettenberg Bay

Community stops protests but vows to resume if housing construction does not start


13 October 2020

Week-long housing protest in Plettenberg Bay

Qolweni protesters stop traffic on the N2


30 September 2020

Hundreds riot in Knysna after two shacks demolished

Shops looted as protest spills onto the N2 stopping traffic for hours


22 September 2020

Little hope for Knysna’s 9,000 backyarders

“I grew up as a backyard dweller and now I am raising my children as one”


16 September 2020