Covid-19 grant beneficiaries hoping for a miracle

Monthly grant is due to come to an end in January

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27 January 2021

Filthy train station has been cleaned … but not by PRASA

GroundUp report prompts Freedom Front Plus members to clean up De Mist station in Uitenhage

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27 January 2021

UIF applicants forced to break Covid-19 curfew rule

Some people say they queue from 3am outside Department of Labour offices in Port Elizabeth

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27 January 2021

Violence erupts over electricity in Port Elizabeth

Residents of informal settlement retaliate with stones after nearby homeowners cut illegal connections

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27 January 2021

Covid-19 beach closures threaten the livelihoods of car guards

“This job gave me a sense of independence and pride”

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25 January 2021

“I have tried all the tricks … but with no success” says frustrated Covid-19 grant applicant

Despite new Post Office system, snaking queues are the norm in Port Elizabeth

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22 January 2021

Trial will shed light on Wild Coast violence

Community is split, even within families, on whether mining should be allowed to take place

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22 January 2021

Makhanda occupiers say they can no longer afford to pay rent

Municipality is concerned with informal settlements mushrooming in the city

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21 January 2021

Shack dwellers disrupt water and electricity project in Uitenhage

The two projects are meant to benefit elderly, disabled and blind residents whose 500 informal structures are being built in the area

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20 January 2021

Labour department acts against Queenstown factory where worker’s hand was severed

Eugene Jali lost his hand in a maize mixing machine

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20 January 2021

The weeds are growing waist-high on Eastern Cape train stations

Toilets, basins, light bulbs, doors have been stolen

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20 January 2021

Police officers accused of assault barred from community by angry residents

The officers allegedly beat up a 20-year-old for breaking curfew regulations

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20 January 2021

Family of child crushed by stormwater pipe says municipality is responsible

Six-year-old Phawu Mandiyase was playing with his friend when the incident occured

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20 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

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14 January 2021

Dozens risk arrest for flouting lockdown rules to try to apply for IDs

But minister Motsoaledi this week temporarily suspended certain services, including applications for new IDs, passports and all marriage services

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14 January 2021