Articles by Loyiso Dyongman

We want to move back to the dump site, say former landfill residents

About 100 people who used to live at the Makhanda dump were moved after it was upgraded


News | 12 May 2021

Long queues at post offices as activists picket for Covid-19 grant extension

”I do not even have money to go back home if I don’t get paid today. I am hungry” says hopeful beneficiary

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News | 30 April 2021

Makhanda water outage stretches to four days

Municipality calls for prayers for rain, while others pray for more from their municipality


Brief | 23 April 2021

Overflowing sewage and no refuse collection in Makhanda

Makana Municipality has suspended refuse collection since Tuesday due to protests


Brief | 16 April 2021

Makhanda shack dwellers protest for electrification

Eskom pole set alight


Brief | 13 April 2021

National Arts Festival may go live again

Makhanda residents hoping for a better year


News | 13 April 2021

Rhodes University campus shut all week by students

Online teaching has continued


News | 19 March 2021

Immigrants must be given health care even if undocumented, health department confirms

A number of immigrants in Makhanda say they were denied health care


Brief | 15 March 2021

Makhanda residents resort to drinking water from an old air valve chamber

“I have never seen something like this in my life. People drinking dirty water like animals” says resident


News | 26 February 2021

Water outage in Makhanda sparks protest

Municipality says problem at pump station will take a week to fix


Brief | 24 February 2021

Patients turned away as clinics close over health worker protests

Union pleads for government to intervene as “the poor are suffering”

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News | 23 February 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries hoping for a miracle

Monthly grant is due to come to an end in January


News | 27 January 2021

Makhanda occupiers say they can no longer afford to pay rent

Municipality is concerned with informal settlements mushrooming in the city


News | 21 January 2021

When you have to spend R120 to access your R350 social grant

Eastern Cape beneficiaries travel 100km to try to beat the queues


News | 14 January 2021

Families abandoned to deadly asbestos risk

Makhanda councillor says they shouldn’t have occupied buildings


Brief | 10 December 2020