Articles by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Almost R254 million and 10 years later, still no water in villages

Taps of 17 villages in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, have never seen water

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16 November 2020

1,000 RDP homes substandard and unfinished

R174-million Eastern Cape building fiasco

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3 November 2020

People pay R50 bribe to post office staff to get their R350 Covid-19 grant

Women cry from hunger and sleep outside waiting to be served

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2 November 2020

Butterworth water protests politically motivated says municipality

“Officials live in East London … When they take a bath they spend an hour because they have enough water” responds protester

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23 October 2020

Unfinished RDP houses abandoned for nearly two decades

The housing department says it has since appointed contractors to complete two projects in Stutterheim

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19 October 2020

Millions spent, six years gone, still no electricity for Eastern Cape villagers

Only two of the seven villages located near Mount Frere have electricity

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13 October 2020

Small business owners block the N2 over PPE contracts

Business owners accuse the Alfred Nzo district municipality of only giving contracts to company’s from other towns

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1 October 2020

Families drink from drains as water trucks break down

Three out of four water trucks in Eastern Cape town are in for repairs

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29 September 2020

Community beats three suspected criminals to death in Eastern Cape

Police blamed for the rise in vigilantism

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11 September 2020

Villagers donate money to build a clinic in a shack

Villagers in the rural Eastern Cape struggling to access health services have tried to create their own infrastructure

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9 September 2020

Loan shark steals SASSA cards in Eastern Cape

Beneficiaries forced to change PINs

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9 September 2020

Five villages share one 5,000-litre water tank

Taps ran dry in the rural Eastern Cape village of Ngquthu seven years ago

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27 August 2020

Generous households punished with high water bills

Residents of Eastern Cape town who shared their water face bills of up to R13,000

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7 August 2020

Fix our schools, learners tell Eastern Cape Education Department

Equal Education has given the department two weeks to attend to schools with water and sanitation problems

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22 July 2020