Court summons Education MEC over special needs school

MEC failed to comply with previous court ruling, says Judge

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Brief | 10 May 2022

Despite rain, Makana municipality still cannot provide water consistently

Makhanda communities have had water shedding and cuts for over a year now

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News | 4 April 2022

Jobless trio clean Makhanda’s streets for free

“We can’t wait for the authorities to come and clean up”

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News | 18 March 2022

Court orders Eastern Cape education department to deliver all textbooks by end of March

Judge says failure to deliver violates the Constitution

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Brief | 16 March 2022

Public schools shut down in Makhanda due to bungled payroll

School governing bodies say the education department failed to deliver stationery and did not pay teaching assistants

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Brief | 16 February 2022

Makana municipality faces more court action over filth

Legal Resources Centre says municipality has failed to comply with September court order on waste management

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Brief | 16 February 2022

Makana municipality defaults on Eskom debt

Struggling City fails to repay R7.5 million instalment

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Brief | 31 January 2022

Municipality in breach of court order to clear dumpsites

Informal dumping sites were meant to have been cleaned up weeks ago

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Brief | 26 October 2021

Makhanda dumpsite occupiers say they have nowhere else to go, as municipality tries to upgrade it

Company awarded R20m to refurbish the site. But a dispute with a subcontractor threatens the project.

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News | 7 October 2021

13-year-old drowns on Makhanda construction site

Residents accuse municipality of negligence after Asanele Qomfo lost his life swimming in water from a damaged pipe

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Brief | 28 September 2021

It took a court order, but municipality says it is cleaning up Makhanda at last

Makhanda’s by-laws and waste management system fail constitutional mandate, says judge

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News | 15 September 2021

Taps run dry as water crisis deepens in Makhanda

“The recent rains haven’t had the desired impact on our dams” says municipality

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News | 7 September 2021

Elderly people in rural Makana struggle to get to vaccine sites

People are paying R60 for transport to Covid vaccination sites in Makhanda, and that’s just for the first jab

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News | 18 August 2021

Makana municipality “has a serious service delivery problem, especially with water”

Residents told there will be more water outages this week

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News | 2 August 2021

Soup kitchens in Makhanda struggle to keep up as demand doubles

People running the kitchens say termination of the R350 Covid grant in April is directly linked to the increased demand

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News | 16 July 2021