81-year-old Mthatha widow waiting two decades for her house

Ndenzeni Njwenene first applied in 1999

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News | 12 December 2023

Parents in tears over terrible conditions at school for disabled children

Eastern Cape education department sends task team to investigate

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News | 9 November 2023

Without Ma Rosey, these children would have nothing all day but sugar water

Mthatha mother battles to feed the children who come to her day care centre

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News | 4 October 2023

Teachers quit Eastern Cape school after accusations of violence against learners

Ngqeleni Junior Secondary School has been short of 14 teachers since March

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News | 2 August 2023

No water, toilets or electricity in multi-million rand Eastern Cape taxi rank

The contractor for the Xhora taxi rank has been in a dispute with the municipality for over eight years

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News | 4 July 2023

Foundation honouring Uyinene Mrwetyana kicks off with programme for boys

The foundation’s aim is to foster responsible and compassionate young men through sports as a strategy to combat gender-based violence and femicide.

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Brief | 15 June 2023

Funds shortage leads Eastern Cape education department to investigate Mthatha school principal

Learners have protested over a lack of desks and textbooks

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News | 15 June 2023

Overcrowded schools accuse government of breaking promises

The grade 8 class at Phangindlela Junior Secondary in Mqanduli has 147 learners cramped into one classroom

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News | 22 April 2022

Mthatha flood victims waiting since 2013 to be relocated

Only 63 out of more than 400 people have been relocated to RDP houses

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News | 23 February 2022

45,000 commuters use four toilets at Mthatha taxi rank

Construction of a new rank has been halted since 2010

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News | 8 December 2021

Filthy Mthatha is a pigsty, say residents

Council has just approved a Waste Management Turnaround Plan, says municipality

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News | 6 December 2021

Attacks, stock theft, shrinking pastures, drought and a lack of vets: Eastern Cape horse owners in dire straits

As government prioritises food production, horse farmers are left out

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News | 17 November 2021

Grant beneficiaries are paying R100 of their R350 to jump the queue

“We are not forcing anyone to pay the money. We are creating jobs for ourselves”

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News | 27 October 2021

Pregnant women queue all night outside abortion clinic

“Poor treatment like this forces some of the women to go for illegal abortions”

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News | 21 October 2021

Mthatha families buy their own transformers to electrify their homes

“Children want electricity to do their school assignments”

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News | 20 October 2021