R3.05 per child: Eastern Cape school battles to feed learners

“It is not always possible to put the stipulated meal on the learners’ plates” says principal


News | 6 June 2023

Only four police vans for 57 villages in Tsomo, Eastern Cape

Community marches to police station and magistrate court to demand better policing


Brief | 2 June 2023

Protesters call for taverns to be shut down in central East London

“We don’t want a repeat of Enyobeni”


News | 1 June 2023

ANC supporters defend councillor against angry job seekers in Mdantsane

Over 100 people marched to their councillor’s office accusing her of only giving jobs to relatives and fellow ANC members


Brief | 30 May 2023

School land occupiers demand relocation to serviced sites

East London shack dwellers say they won’t move unless it is somewhere with water, electricity and toilets


News | 26 May 2023

Shack dwellers protest in support of Nelson Mandela Bay’s DA mayor

Mayor delivered over 300 chemical toilets that are cleaned every second day, a protester tells ANC representatives. “All you want to do is loot,” says another.


News | 25 May 2023

Ward councillor’s office torched in Kariega protest

Parts of KwaNobuhle without electricity since Friday


Brief | 24 May 2023

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor suspects cable theft as “an act of sabotage”

Power was restored on Monday night to about 50,000 residents following days without electricity


Brief | 23 May 2023

Amathole villagers drink from the river while new contractor for water project appointed

Municipality takes over drinking water project meant to have been completed last year


News | 23 May 2023

Flooding in Eastern Cape: municipality blames residents, residents blame municipality

1,200 people evacuated in Nelson Mandela Bay after heavy rains

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Photo Essay | 16 May 2023

Women beaten with knobkieries in battle over Wild Coast land, court hears

Amadiba Crisis Committee secures interim interdict against development


News | 15 May 2023

Parents block school entrance in Cofimvaba after scholar transport cancelled

Most of the affected learners live in St Mark’s, about 26 kilometres from Isikhoba Nombewu Technical School


News | 11 May 2023

Mud classrooms crumble while building materials sit on site

Contractor appointed to build prefab classrooms in Qombolo village disappeared six years ago


News | 11 May 2023

“How are we going to survive without water?” asks protesting Rhodes University student

About 300 students joined Makhanda residents and civic movements in a march to City Hall to demand an end to the water crisis


News | 8 May 2023

Eastern Cape principal accused of beating learners with a hose pipe

The principal is one of six teachers in the Eastern Cape currently under investigation by the department for use of corporal punishment


News | 4 May 2023