“I had to beg for my child’s maintenance money”

The Department of Justice’s payment portal, MojoPay, has suspended electronic payments since May due to suspected fraud


News | 20 June 2024

Meet the beekeepers of the mangrove forests

Members of the Cwebeni cooperative trek four kilometres to harvest honey deep in the forests of the Wild Coast


News | 18 June 2024

National Arts Festival battles to get much-needed Lottery funding

The decision not to fund the country’s longest running arts festival was communicated a month before its start date


News | 13 June 2024

Graves across Nelson Mandela Bay ruined by storm

“These are our families and this is causing new pain”


Brief | 12 June 2024

Scramble for water in Kariega as municipality fails to keep its promise

Water tanker runs dry after 30 minutes


Brief | 11 June 2024

People in Kariega queue for hours to collect water after devastating storm

Gift of the Givers has been delivering hundreds of litres of water daily and set up 12 soup kitchens in the township of KwaNobuhle.


Brief | 7 June 2024

Bid to save legendary Lovedale Press

The 200-year-old Eastern Cape press is in a shambles, but there is a plan


News | 4 June 2024

Seven die in floods in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro

Over 1,000 people displaced by flooding on the weekend


News | 3 June 2024

Protesters dump faeces at newly built houses in Kariega

They claim they should be allowed to move into the houses. But the municipality says they’re not the rightful beneficiaries.


Brief | 1 June 2024

These villagers got taps five years ago … but have never had water

Villages around Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape battle for water


News | 31 May 2024

Kariega residents sick of living next to 300 vandalised toilets protest

“We have been patient for a long time” says protest leader


Brief | 24 May 2024

Eastern Cape clinic serving a dozen villages is falling apart

Patients at Gilton clinic complain of medication shortages, broken medical equipment, no proper furniture, staff shortages and high patient volume.


News | 24 May 2024

Three years after a court order, illegal dumps in Makhanda have not been cleared

There has been only partial compliance by the municipality, while numerous dumpsites continue to plague residents


Brief | 23 May 2024

Colchester clinic is crumbling, with broken ceilings, windows and no electricity

But the Eastern Cape Department of Health says there’s no money to renovate the clinic


News | 22 May 2024

The traffic department that hasn’t issued a ticket for years

“We used to have ticket books, but they were stolen” says a traffic officer in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape

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News | 15 May 2024

Unpaid contractors block central Gqeberha with garbage trucks and water tankers

The municipality agreed to pay service providers by next week


Brief | 15 May 2024