Kariega flood victims forced to move back to sodden land

Residents of Old Lapland informal settlement protested against returning as they fear the dam wall above them will burst


News | 9 July 2024

We have no engineer to build your houses, official tells Kariega protesters

R334 blocked by shack dwellers for the second time in a month


News | 25 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

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

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

No water for cooking or washing: KwaNobuhle families battle system breakdown

In one informal settlement, only one of 15 standpipes has water - and only for two hours at a time


News | 25 April 2024

Outages leave Kariega families queuing for water in pouring rain

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says teams are working to repair the services


Brief | 10 April 2024

Hundreds of people stake out plots for houses on empty land in Nelson Mandela Bay

Municipality says it will move against them


News | 20 March 2024

Health department fails to pay security contractor, leaving guards without salaries

Company says it can’t pay guards until it receives R3-million it is owed


Brief | 8 March 2024

KwaNobuhle families have to get their water from a hole in the ground

Taps have been dry since Friday because of a damaged main pipe


Brief | 14 February 2024

Kariega land occupiers say municipality demolished their shacks illegally

Ten families who settled on land in 2019 have to move to make way for housing development


News | 26 January 2024

Kariega clinic reopens after residents volunteer to act as security guards

Ten residents have volunteered to rotate guarding the clinic until the stolen fence is replaced


Brief | 17 January 2024

Children kayak in Kariega’s flooded streets

Local business owners scupper latest effort by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to remove water


Brief | 8 January 2024